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We’ve all seen them and love them – those cozy recessed lights that are so popular around our homes. They are all the rage with builders and modern architects.  When selling a property, Realtors tend to point them out as one of the main features of the house. Well lit areas, nice shadows, what’s not [continue reading…]

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6 Hot Trends in LED Lighting Décor

The hottest trend at the moment when it comes to home décor and lighting is LED lights. These eco-friendly types of light bulbs offer a number of advantages – because they last longer than incandescent bulbs, use less energy, don’t get so hot and are 100% non-toxic. Also, they are very versatile and can be used [continue reading…]

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Very few of us are lucky enough to live in an area where it’s gloriously warm and sunny all year round. So if we’ve doled out hundreds (or even thousands) on an air conditioning unit to keep us comfortable during the summer months, it surely isn’t asking too much that it is also able to [continue reading…]

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Windows can be both a blessing and a curse. Windows serve as both a means of escape and a way to enjoy the outdoors from within the home. Unfortunately the glass also provides a weakness in the insulation of your home. The glass allows heat, light, and chill to seep into the home. This could [continue reading…]

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One would have a hard time denying that swimming pools are some of the most wonderful and luxurious comforts in life. Merely at a touch of warm and soft water our bodies relax and minds blend with the basic elements of nature. However, maintaining a pool in the backyard is not a cheap proposition, neither [continue reading…]

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The cost of a residential solar system has come down 33% since 2008 improving financial payback1.  However, have you ever asked yourself about the energy payback of the solar panels?  Energy payback refers to the length of time it takes a solar system to produce, or payback, the same amount of energy required for its manufacture, transport [continue reading…]

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3 Green Lighting Tips Beyond the Obvious

Most advice out there on efficient lighting simply states what you already know: switch to LEDs or CFLs, embrace natural light, look for the Energy Star logo, yada yada. We get it. These days, CFLs are in over 70% of U.S. homes, and LEDs are everybody’s hero. But what if you want to go even [continue reading…]

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Solar energy, more commonly defined by the energy geeks as “radiant light and heat from the sun”, continues to be harnessed for energy production. As you may be aware, most accountable renewable energy invokes the following: Solar Radiation Wind Power Wave Power Hydroelectricity Biomass The problem is, only a fraction of the radiation gathered from the [continue reading…]

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OK you tech geeks out there who like to build your own stuff, you must have considered building your own or shopping for used solar panels by now…. Why buy used solar panels?  If you are trying to save money on your residential solar electricity project, used solar panels may be a good investment.  Not [continue reading…]

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West Coast Green 2009 was as informative and inspiring as ever.  Hundreds of vendors and thousands of people have gathered once again in San Francisco to check out world’s latest cutting-edge green building technologies. I anxiously waited for this event and when the day finally arrived, I jumped out of bed full of enthusiasm, grabbed [continue reading…]

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