Whether you're working with a contractor or doing it yourself, check out this list of eco-friendly building materials to lighten the footprint of your project.
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The proprietary formula that uses different mixtures of mineral ash, recycled resins and solid waste materials to create a "true replacement for wood."
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Anyone familiar with home repair can tell you that there is usually some kind of debris left over. No matter what the project, anytime something new goes in, something old is discarded. Check out five common items that often end up wasted, and what you can do about it.
Located one mile outside Portsmouth Harbor in Hampshire, England, the mid-Victorian Spitbank Fort sat vacant for decades until it was reborn as a luxury island destination that's making headlines in the U.K. and beyond.
We all want a living space that we're proud to show off. But in many cases, home furnishings can leave a sizable footprint on the planet. To give you a few low-impact ideas for your eco pad, Earth911 rounded up the coolest, craziest and most innovative design solutions that came across our desks last year.
The average U.S. household spends a whopping $5,550 per year on energy costs, according to the Alliance to Save Energy. But by following these basic reminders all year long, you can save loads of wasted energy and cut more than $2,500 from your annual fuel and utility bills.
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Despite best intentions and inspiration, we all find reasons to put off projects around the house. This year, Earth911 and Lowe’s are offering seven ideas and a $400 prize to help you lose the excuse and finally get your eco-update done.
The winter season can be a drag on your energy bill. Luckily, energy efficiency experts have compiled loads of useful measures to make heating your living space more efficient - whether you're a homeowner or a renter. Here are helpful tips and tricks on how renters and owners can prep for the winter, straight from the EPA.
Home life can be a challenge if your dwelling is lacking on square-footage. Sure, you love your urban apartment or sweet starter home, but cramped quarters and a lack of storage space can leave your living area feeling stressful and ...
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The phrase “putting a roof over your head” is rarely taken literally but for homeowners, it can be quite relevant. After all, the right roofing system can save money on energy costs and protect a house from weather damage, while ...