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Green Homes

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

How to Choose the Greenest Outdoor Grill

By Jennifer Tuohy, Home Depot

Summertime is prime grilling time. But there are ways to make your barbecue greener and cleaner. This article compares the eco-friendly attributes of various grill options: gas, electric, charcoal, and pellet.


Harness the Power of the Internet to Conserve Water in Your 'Smart' Garden

By Jennifer Tuohy, Home Depot

The smart home has a companion: the smart garden. It's now possible to harness the power of the internet to foster better gardening and, at the same time, help conserve energy.


Senior Cohousing Provides Community Assistance with Living

By Charles Durrett

Instead of assisted living, or managing a large home without help, cohousing creates a small neighborhood of independent individuals who all do what they are able in order to maintain a mutually beneficial and enjoyable community.


How to Create Green Garage Storage

By Megan Wild

Creating garage storage often requires going out to buy new plastic storage containers. Here are a few ways to make your garage storage green.


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Light Straw-Clay Building Coming of Age in North America

By Paula Baker-Laporte, FAIA

This past year has been a hallmark year for the advancement of Light Straw-Clay building. The publication of our new book The EcoNest Home and the latest edition of Franz Volhardā€™s book Light Earth Building translated into English, and the inclusion of Light Straw-Clay Building in the International Residential Code has made this beautiful form of construction accessible to more people than ever before in modern times.


'Green' Patio Options for Lighting, Furniture, and More

By Jennifer Tuohy, Home Depot

Being outside on the patio brings us closer to nature. But there are ways of bringing natural elements to the patio as well. This post will describe some eco-friendly ways to "green" an outdoor patio.


Pick the Best Solar Water Heater for Your Home

By Bob Ramlow and Benjamin Nusz

Solar hot water heaters are simple, cost-effective and have been around almost as long as mankind itself.


How to Position Your Solar Energy System for Maximum Output

By Bob Ramlow and Benjamin Nusz

Understanding how much sunlight falls on your solar system is the key to success. Positioning your solar collectors correctly in the solar window will ensure you get the most from your investment.