Want to Know Your ROI For Green Home Updates?

If you’ve ever associated being green with needing a lot of green, GREENandSAVE would like you to think again. GreenandSave.com is a great tool for individuals or businesses looking to green their homes or buildings while saving hard-earned money in the process.

“GREENandSAVE.com is America’s leading free ‘Green’ home remodeling resource for anyone that wants to save money and the environment as well as create a healthier home and overall lifestyle,” says CEO Charlie Szoradi.

The company believes in the five R’s of going green: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, plus Rethink and Retrain. The five point strategy is at the heart of everything that GREENandSAVE does.

The GREENandSAVE website offers an array of tools to help readers save money, energy and the environment all at the same time.

Calculate Your Return on Investment

GREENandSAVE is the first company to offer comprehensive Return on Investment (ROI) rankings and Take Action recommendations on ways to go green. They provide ROI calculations for over 50 green home remodeling projects. Here are some examples of ways to go green and save money in your home:

  • Dual flush toilets have an ROI of 15%, using 2 buttons for different types of waste. -DallasGreenZine.com

    Dual flush toilets have an ROI of 15%, using 2 buttons for different types of waste. -DallasGreenZine.com

    Add a programmable thermostat: The initial cost of adding a programmable thermostat is $115, but the annual savings would be $180. Over a period of ten years, this represents a savings of $1,180 and an ROI of 156.5 percent.

  • Replace 20 bulbs with CFL bulbs: The cost of replacing 20, 60-watt incandescent bulbs with 14-watt CFL bulbs is $60, but would produce an annual savings of $80. Over a period of ten years, this represents a savings of $800 and a ROI of 133.3 percent.

Carbon Counter Impact

The website also offers a free carbon counter for individuals looking to better understand their impact on the environment. Simply put in some information related to your home, the car you drive and the amount you travel, and the carbon counter will give you the total tonnage of CO2 emissions. The average U.S. household contributes 27.3 tons of CO2. Calculate how you stack up!

Eco Family Guide 2009

GREENandSAVE champions the idea that “it’s a team sport to save the planet, our money and our health.” The whole family should get involved when it comes to going green. That is why they provide tips for parents and their children to live greener and healthier in the New Year. Kids can go online and learn that the little things can make a big difference. Parents can learn all about the “green home” and how to save money, year after year, by making some changes around the home.

The site also includes information videos, resources for realtors, seasonal green tips and expert green building advice. If greening your home is on your list of new year’s resolutions for 2009, this site may help you turn that resolution a reality!

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  1. The ROI table is a very useful tool. The rankings make it really clear where I’m just throwing money away. Also, the Green Guide was full of great tips on little things I can do that make a big difference. It’s really a very comprehensive website.

  2. Thanks for the great post, and the link to this great website. This is exactly what I have been looking for, an easy way to breakdown what I can do to reduce my bills, while protecting my families health.

  3. Calculating your ROI in terms of green alternatives is a great way to see how much money you could have yourself over a period of several years. Establishing a green home plan may be more expensive in the beginning, but long term will actually save you significant costs.

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  5. There’s a lot of doubt surrounding which methods/products are truly sustainable and which are just green washing. For help figuring your true ROI – check out our myth-busting video “What’s Your Big Green Lie?!” which gives a taste of the widespread ignorance of green issues including cloth VS disposable diapers at http://www.biggreenlies.com. You’ll be surprised…

  6. We have found non toxic cleaners that are awesome. They work as good or better than toxic cleaners. Its some new technology in multiple enzyme cleaners. The cost is also comparable to your local grocery & supercenters.

  7. seriously,
    why have light bulbs with MERCURY in them when so many people are unaware…this will be the next crisis in landfills and who knows where. cant believe they were even approved and promoted so much. This just adds to the problem……with solar and other sources, why approve a highly toxic, chemical alternative to electricity?….sad state

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