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Top 9 Home Energy Suckers

While consumers are eager to upgrade to new computers and phones, the poor thermostat is one household device that gets ignored despite its central role in the home. While it’s not the thermostat itself gobbling up energy, it can be a pain to control, allowing heating to remain on even when no one’s home. New…

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The Six Elements that Make a House “Green”

Our Take You hear about green building more and more every year. Not only in the commercial sector but also in home building. Whether it is simple as water usage or more complicated like using only sustainable and recycled materials in the building, there is a rang to what green building can mean. This especially…

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10 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Building a Green Home

Our Take Energy efficiency around your home not only helps out the environment, it also helps out your budget.  Installing energy star appliances that use less water and electricity, ensuring your home doesn’t having any leaks or cold spots and adding proper insulation are all things that you can do at any time around your…

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52 Simple Ways to Live a Greener Life

Going green all at once is too much for almost anyone to accomplish. Instead, try making just one new change or adding one new habit or resolve each week. You’ll be surprised at how it adds up after just a year. To get you started, here are 52 tips compiled from the P-I’s weekly "Living Green" coverage:…

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Recycling in Maryland

Recycling in Maryland

Recycling is a key part of proper trash removal. The problem often becomes that recycling is different in every county so people are confused on what they can recycle, if items need to be separated or if the items need to be clean before they are recycled. These points of confusion can lead to people…

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Recycling: Rethink How and What you Reuse

We all, or at least most of us, recycle the everyday, easy items. Waste like cans, bottles  and paper are easy to throw in a bin and you don’t have to question whether or not they are recyclable. What if you take a minute to think about all the items you could be recycling but…

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How to Build a Rainwater Collection System for your Home

I recently helped my father install a 275 gallon rainwater collection system. The system is based on an industrial 275 gallon container known as an IBC. You can buy them used, or if you really look around, you can even find them for free. One problem with typical rain-barrels is that they can only collect…

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Time Lapse Video: 9/11 Memorial

Just a few days following the 9/11 attacks, founder and CEO of EarthCam Brian Cury had the idea to install a camera overlooking Ground Zero in order to capture its construction and recovery. Over time, more cameras were trained to record every moment of the progress from different angles over the jobsite. In May, Cury…

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Greening Your Home

Green Up your Home

Whether building a new home or trying to convert an old home into a more environmentally friendly place you need to know your options and where to start. If you are building a new home your green decision making starts with choosing the correct location. This decision can affect the how much energy you use…

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