Energy efficiency / Guides

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...energy required for pumping, rain water is really the best thing for your garden. Wells can have minerals that over time will contaminate your soil. If you are growing vegetables, you will likely need to supplement your rain water supply with well water, so be sure that your outdoor hose is hooked up before going thr...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...Energy modeling can help determine how much heat would be lost from each surface of a home; armed with that knowledge you can apply your insulation dollars in a way that they give you the most comfort and the best return on investment. If you're building new and have enlisted the help of a designer or architect, ask ho...