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% […]
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 […]
2014 brought some of the highest levels of oil production in the United States that the country has ever seen. And hydraulic fracturing, known colloquially as fracking, is the technology that’s mostly responsible. However, the more prevalent it becomes the more it’s criticized by activists and environmental advocates. Politics aside, here are five of the […]
The country of Australia contains some of the worlds greatest natural treasures, scattered across its nearly 3 million square miles of space. Many people around the world have heard of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral barrier reef in the world. The Great Barrier Reef contains 2,900 individual reefs which are host to hundreds […]
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 […]