Tiny And Modular Homes Continue To Thrive, Proof that Green Housing Is Alive and Well Thumbnail

In the era of overconsumption and wastefulness of gargantuan proportions, many people have become blinded and desensitized to the disastrous effects our actions are having on the planet. And while there are virtually countless ways to make your home and lifestyle more sustainable as a whole, one major action that’s quickly growing in popularity is [...]

Home Green Home: More Simple Hacks For An Eco-Friendly Remodel Thumbnail

There’s no doubt that home renovations can have a negative environmental impact. Between the home features thrown to the curb, new materials, and energy use, these projects are not exactly the greenest option. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice your commitment to the planet while making these home improvements. There are steps you can take [...]

Eco-Friendly Basements: Better Energy Efficiency from the Ground Up Thumbnail

Every homeowner knows that remodeling your home is a viable way to improve your home’s value. And considering the fact that homeowners are spending nearly 60% more on home improvement projects in 2017 than in 2016, it should come as no surprise that many recent home improvement projects are focused not only around improving the [...]

By 2020, All New Homes in California To Be Net Zero Energy Thumbnail

California is three years closer to reaching its goal: for all newly built homes to come equipped with zero net energy by 2020. Zero net energy, or ZNE, utilizes solar PV to achieve energy efficiency in the home while generating clean, renewable, and on-site power. The homes will produce more energy than the average homeowner [...]

Solar-Powered Park Benches Offer Free Wi-Fi, Charging Stations To Visitors Thumbnail

For some people, spending an afternoon in the park is a great way to unwind and unplug from technology. But others view this as a downside rather than a perk. Fortunately for the tech-addicted, some public parks have come up with a way to use sustainable energy sources to provide power, internet access, and a [...]