As the nation rushes to add renewable energy to its power portfolio, a growing chorus of homeowners and others are expressing concerns about how industrial wind projects are affecting health, safety, lifestyle and property values.
A slumping real estate market may bring advantages to those looking for that second, or even third, vacation home. But there are downsides to consider as well.
Whether you want to save energy to save money or save the planet, there are many things you can do.
As awareness of our home environment grows and the green building movement evolves, homeowner expectations of a healthy living space have grown. A recent study and a new federal program put increased emphasis on the message that homes need to be healthy for their occupants.
Turn down the thermostat. Put on your heavy sweater and comfy slippers. It’s time to get serious about ways to save money on heating bills this winter.
Many homeowners are finding their budgets stretched with escalating prices for home heating, cooling and electricity. But there is a tiny but growing number who enjoy homes with an annual net energy use of zero.
Homeowners expecting that they won’t be able to make their next mortgage payments should not panic. There are steps they can take to avoid a foreclosure.
As homeowners scramble to combat rising energy prices, some can turn to innovative programs offered by their local governments, nonprofit organizations, utilities and states to ease the strain.
A solid foundation is essential for any home. But today’s emphasis on “green” suggests that other factors be considered as well.
Luxury home components are just dreamy diversions for many. But there are ways to bring these great-living concepts home. Here are three affordable luxuries: outdoor ovens, garages and wine storage.