Category: Green Home

Agrihoods for Farm-to-Table Living and a Healthy Lifestyle

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Farm-to-table eating means more than just asking your waiter where your vegetables were harvested. These days, the local food movement has become a lifestyle choice for families flocking to the approximately 150 "agrihoods" cropping up all over the country, according to the Urban Land Institute. These planned communities combine familiar amenities such as swimming pools.....

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Go Solar and Smile at Your Energy Bill

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sungevity

The spotlight has been on solar energy in recent years as energy costs have escalated. Now with more home owners opting to get off the grid—and many seeking options on solar panels that produce enough energy to reduce their monthly utility bills – the solar industry is optimistic about the future. Concurrently, the cost of.....

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The Flex House Debuts at Consumer Electronics Show

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Flex House

The Consumer Electronics Show, an annual extravaganza to showcase the latest tech innovations from virtual reality to robots and more, was also the site for a slightly more grounded exhibit this year: The Flex House built by Shelter Dynamics and Green Builder Media. Instead of showing off the coolest tech devices in a vacuum, the.....

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Solar Roof Tiles from Tesla

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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Solar Roof Tiles from Tesla Could Make Your Roof the Star of the Neighborhood Laughter rang out last year when Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced Tesla Solar Tiles at the press conference by saying, "You’ll want to call your neighbors over and say ‘check out the sweet roof.’ It’s not a phrase you hear often.".....

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Artificial Turf

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Artificial Turf

From the Football Field to your Front Lawn Part of the quintessential American dream seems to always include an expansive green lawn where our kids and pets can play out in the sunshine and fresh air. It sounds idyllic, but as homeowners quickly realize, maintenance of a lawn can be costly, time-consuming and even frustrating......

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Testing Air Quality

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Testing Air Quality

Off-gassing might be lurking in your home. Warning: There might be something invisible and unhealthy that’s lurking in your home. It’s polluted air from chemical particles released from certain materials, products and systems, called off-gassing. And it may be at a level that is two to five times greater than outdoor air. A routine home.....

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