Keeping your home or office cool during the hot months of the year can go a long way toward having happier and healthier occupants. But it can also be a huge expense, both to your pocketbook and to the environment, due to the eco-footprint of the energy required for air conditioning, as well as the […]
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Now that the flowers are beginning to bloom and warmer weather is on the way, there are some easy things anyone can do to save energy and money both around the house and at the office. Here are 10 energy saving tips courtesy of the Department of Energy: 1. Service your air conditioner. Easy maintenance […]
Saving rainwater is cool, it’s eco-cool, and it sounds like fun. But wow, I wasn’t aware it could save urban dwellers in the U.S. urbanites a whopping $90 million a year! A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council finds: “Even under conservative assumptions, the study demonstrates that each city modeled can capture hundreds of millions […]
When you’re looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly in your own home, or even just cut costs, one of the first places you should be looking is at your energy bill. It’s no big secret that the better-insulated your home is, the less energy you will have you use to heat it in […]
I covered the rebound effect here on Planetsave a couple times a couple months ago. The common argument of rebound effect enthusiasts is that energy efficiency actually increases energy use. Sound hard to believe? Yeah, that’s because it’s not true. Anyway, NRDC’s David Goldstein, Sierra Martinez, and Robin Roy delved into this topic in more depth recently and I’m reposting a great article by David Goldstein on their new report below.