Green Living

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.

4 Ways to Give Gifts Sustainably

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

To make your holiday giving easier and greener, here are four ways to give to adults, kids and pets in a sustainable way.


Converting from Home-Heating Oil to a Heat Pump, Part 1: Cost and Initial Assessment

By Peter Callaway

Follow the steps one homeowner took in his New York State home to convert his home-heating system from heating oil to an electric heat-pump system.


Simple Holiday Homestead Decor

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

With the approach of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, a little creativity and a hands-on approach can help you to decorate your home.


Sasha’s Earthen Dome House in the High Desert

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

Outfitted with a rocket stove and sealed with linseed oil and beeswax, enter this high-desert, Southern California home.


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Buying a Home? Why Sustainability Information Matters

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Purchasing a property or improving an existing property can be one of the largest investments a person may ever make. 


How to Show Your Wood Stove Love This Winter

Make your wood-burning stove more efficient this winter with the proper care. Follow these tips for keeping your wood stove in peak performance and make the cooler months a bit more cozy for you and your family.


5 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable with Energy-Efficiency Upgrades

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Evenly distributed temperatures using construction, systems, and technology make a home more comfortable to live in.


Sustainability and Smart Home Technology: What New Buyers Expect of the Real Estate Market

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Check out this guide explaining what Millennials want and how the housing market needs to change to meet those demands.



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