In recent years, the multi-family real estate market has experienced a significant upsurge across the U.S. As more people gravitate toward metropolitan centers, the demand for apartments, condominiums, duplexes and similar residential units continually increases. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that construction began on 351,000 multi-family complexes, nationwide, in 2014 — a 14% […]
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What’s your biggest household expense? If you stop and think about it, you’ll probably realize that electricity is one of your family’s largest expenditures. Unlike food or clothing, it’s not as simple as just setting a budget and sticking to it. The appliance that’s responsible for most of your power use is your heater/furnace, and […]
Residential energy costs (including heating and cooling) are a major environmental issue in our energy-driven society. Every budget-minded and environmentally-conscious household will want to be aware of how they can make their air conditioning more efficient and environmentally-friendly.
The Australian government has multiple programs that offer funding to encourage and support businesses and organizations in protecting the environment. Here are just a few of the dozens of programs available.
There’s one indoor air contaminant that holds the title as scariest and most dangerous of them all: radon. Radon is the byproduct of nuclear decay of elements like uranium or thorium that lay deep underground. It emanates to the earth’s surface as an odorless, colorless gas, which can collect inside homes and other structures. Coming […]
Commercial growers have been using hydroponics to cultivate tasty fruits and vegetables without relying on Mother Nature for years. Take a look at some labels the next time you’re browsing through the produce section at your local grocer. You’ll find that all kinds of fresh foods, including tomatoes, lettuces, and herbs, often come from a […]
Recycling cars is big business, even bigger than the scrap parts industry, and, according to this graphic from L&L Automotive, it’s only going to get bigger.
A few years ago, HOV lanes, cleaner-running engines and metro rail systems were cutting edge innovations to reduce emissions from an increasing number of cars on the roads. Today, however, it is apparent that yesterday’s solutions are not sufficient for tomorrow’s pollution problems. Green has become smarter, leaner and more aggressive. While we do not […]