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:
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!