Study Reveals Green Homes Sell for More in California

An article featured in the climate section of Think Progress revealed that green-certified homes in California sell for 9% more than the average home. 

University professors from the State compared homes in California with similar sale prices, location, size, amenities, and age of the home.  The results of this comparison showed that homes with an ENERGY STAR™ label, a LEED certification, or a California green-home rating system called Greenpoint sells for approximately $35,000 more than the average non-green-certified home, which sells for around $400,000. 

Residential Survey Reveals Insight on Energy Consumption

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its most recent residential survey, analyzing the country’s energy consumption as of 2009. 

Making A Contribution to National Energy Efficiency

In a recent study comparing the energy efficiency of 12 of the world's largest economies, the United States was ranked 9th --with the United Kingdom taking first place. With statistics like that, making energy efficiency improvements to your home may seem like a challenge.

Replacing Your Air Conditioner

If you’ve had the same central air conditioning system for the past ten or more years, it is likely that the system is on the brink of a break down. Doing research into system replacements could save you from a sweltering home in the hot Chicago summer months.

Energy Efficient Lighting

You can reduce your electricity bills quickly and inexpensively by switching from incandescent light bulbs to newer, more energy efficient lighting options. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) last long, and use far less electricity than traditional bulbs.