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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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20 Water-Saving Tips for Your Home

Even if you are not in a drought-stricken area, you must do your part in knowing how to save water and conserving this precious resource. Here are twenty water conservation tips for you that you can implement in your home right away.
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How Windows Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

You’ve probably heard by now that installing energy efficient windows can help to reduce the cost of your monthly energy bill by sealing in heat when it’s cold and cool air when it’s hot outside. There are also great environmental benefits.

How to Insulate Your Home to Conserve Energy

Increasing the thermal insulation in an existing home doesn’t have to be difficult, and the financial payoff can be substantial in the long run.
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How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Discover great tips for adopting Eco-friendly practices without sacrificing the look of clean lines and minimalist design that are popular nowadays.
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How to Have a Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly Lawn

While some prefer to dump nasty chemicals in their yard to keep it looking good, that's hardly environmentally-friendly – not to mention, safe for pets and kids. Here are a few suggestions to take the strain out of mowing, and produce a lawn to be proud of, with time to enjoy it.
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How to Add Natural Light To Your Home and Save Energy

Whether your home is a period property with small windows or a new build still in the early design stages, there are plenty of ways you can maximize the natural light in your home and save money on energy bills at the same time.
the green landlord

The Green Landlord: Environmental Tips to Help Attract Tenants

Going green is one way to attract young and environmentally-conscious tenants into your rental complex. As a green landlord, you reap benefits in reduced costs and better tenants all while protecting the environment. Learn the numerous ways you can go green in your rental apartments.
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Eco-Friendly Curtains: How to Choose Them

The synthetic fibers used to make traditional curtains have a negative effect on the environment and your family's health. Here's what you need to know about selecting eco-friendly curtains for your home.
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HVAC Considerations for an Eco-Friendly Home

HVAC systems are notorious for their high energy consumption and carbon footprint. However, they are also a necessary part in daily life. So, how do make your heating and cooling systems greener, save some money and preserve the environment? Keep these HVAC considerations in mind when replacing or upgrading your system.
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Is a 12×16 Storage Shed the Right Size for Me?

When your garage is bursting at the seams, and there’s nowhere else to store those bikes, mowers, and lawn tools, then a backyard shed might be the ideal solution.

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