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From weekend DIY projects to full-blown retrofitting, our collection of Home Improvement Guides will put you on a path to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

And don’t forget – most eco-friendly retrofit projects will help you save money over the long-term too!

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The Increasing Popularity of Smart Home Technology + Statistics

New smart home inventions have made our lives way easier than we could have ever imagined. Many homeowners are favoring smart home technology more because it can save them money with their insurance. But, that's not the only reason driving this trend.
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Smart Home 101: How to Get Started with Home Automation

What is a smart home and how do you get started making your home a little smarter? These actionable tips will help start your home automation journey on the right foot. Before you know it, you’ll have a fully functional smart home!
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7 Green Living Projects for Autumn

Autumn is never short of green-friendly projects around the home and garden. Here are seven green ideas to keep you busy in the season of pumpkin spice, apples, cinnamon, and falling leaves:
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9 Tips to Make Installing Solar Panels at Home Easier

Installing solar panels doesn’t have to be a nightmare; here are a handful of tips to make the process a little easier (and less scary) for the uninitiated.
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Sustainable Kitchen Ideas: 8 Steps to Green-novate Your Kitchen

It might seem like making our homes more sustainable will do nothing to solve such a global dilemma but when done together and consistently, we can make a difference. The kitchen is a good place to start!
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Simple & Healthful Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

Take a more sustainable, natural, and healthy approach to this year's spring cleaning. Here are some helpful eco-friendly spring cleaning tips.
Accoya wood

Accoya Wood: A Great Sustainable Building Material

Accoya wood is a new sustainable building material that remains biodegradable, but also lasts longer, maintains dimensional stability better, and strengthens softwood to rival hardwood.
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Design Solutions for Net-Zero Homes

A Net-Zero Home is a sustainable building development producing more, or equal amounts of clean energy that they require. Building one requires proper planning from the start.
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How Your Roof Affects Your HVAC System

The connection between your roof and your air conditioning bill may not seem clear at first, but the roof you have will make a big difference on how hard your home is to cool.
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10 Tips for an Energy-Efficient Home

Even if you are already a conscious energy saver, there are always ways to use energy more efficiently. Here are ten suggestions for creating an energy efficient home, without compromising on design, or overspending.

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