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There are still people who are a little hesitant to “go green”. Mostly due to the belief that going green is a difficult undertaking requiring great skill and in-depth knowledge. The Mean Green List wants you to know that pursuing … Continue reading
Painting is one of the quickest and most popular DIY projects in America. Not only will it appreciate the value of your home but your choice of paint products can have a significant impact on your health as well. With … Continue reading
The average home price in California is $400,000. Last year LEED Certified (designation by the U.S. Green Building Council for “green”) homes sold for on average of $35,000 more than non LEED certified homes
Man has been compelled to express himself with color since cave paintings were all the rage. Unfortunately for early man’s inspired Picassos, there was a limited selection of viable long-lasting pigments available to them. The pigment of choice was chemical … Continue reading
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Tax credits are available at 30% of the cost, up to $1,500 this year, 2010, for existing homes only as it relates to the following: – Windows and Doors – Insulation – Roofs (Metal and Asphalt) – HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, … Continue reading
When you think of green flooring options you tend to think about recycled and repurposed wood, or highly renewable materials like Bamboo. But if you live near the Rocky Mountains you may have heard about something called Beetle Kill Pine, also known as Blue Stain Beetle Kill Pine. Continue reading
A solar cell, in itself, is of little value in our energy consumptive world, but when you combine many cells and hook them all together into a full panel you can realize a great deal of energy. Indeed, many homeowners have managed to run their whole house on solar power. Most households use between 500 to 1000 kwh per month. One solar panel produces about 100 to 150 kw of power. Continue reading
We have water tanks, we have tankless water heaters, but what is a hybrid water heater? A company called â€œEternalâ€ has a Condensing Hybrid water heater which is a revamp of its original Eternal Hybrid system. What you end up with is a water heater that enjoys the benefits of a tankless but with fewer drawbacks. Continue reading