Energy Efficiency

Top Markets to Find Green Jobs

You’re part of the 70 percent of Americans who downright hate their jobs. Maybe you’re at the point where you are ready for change: You are willing to go anywhere to find a new job and give yourself a new lease on life, and landing a green job seems to be more promising than remaining stuck in your dead-end career ...

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The Brilliant Economics of Green Buildings

Despite the fact that not so long ago environmentalism was a concept that was mocked, recent studies and figures have shown that not only are environmentally friendly projects being taken seriously, they are proving to be big business. The green market has become a highly successful and lucrative niche, and there are a lot of suppliers, designers and contractors that ...

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Energy-Smart Series: Tip 11 – Central Air Conditioning Alternatives

Americans rely on air conditioning a lot, and any homeowner will tell you it can get expensive. But there are more ways than one to air condition a building, and some green technology is very affordable. Central air conditioning makes use of your ductwork to distribute cool air to every room in your house. The air is literally forced through ...

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LED Light Bulbs the Most Efficient of Light Bulbs

Compact florescent light bulbs, or CFLs, are thought of as the energy-efficient light bulb. However, light-emitting diode light bulbs, or LEDs, are actually much more efficient. Researchers have been at work on this green technology to make it more affordable to the consumer market before the 2014 deadline, when 40-watt and 60-watt bulbs will be phased out, according to the ...

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How to pick green furniture for your house

Nowadays, increasingly more people are looking to turn to green furniture. However, finding the perfect type is not as easy as it seems, and general price is not very affordable. There are many homeowners who don’t seem very interested in the concept of “green furniture” because they don’t even pay attention to the furniture they have in their homes. Going ...

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New Ways to Conserve Energy and Water Use

Learning how to effectively save energy is an ongoing process, one that you will probably need to consider throughout your lifetime. Technology continues to change, giving you more tools to work with in your energy reduction efforts. Regularly analyze what you can do to reduce your home energy usage. Even as energy awareness grows, the outlook for energy usage is still fairly ...

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Both Oil and Green Energy Can Shake Hands for the Sake of the Economy

Oil has always been pitted against green energy in a battle between black gold and “green” gold. Still, experts say that in light of the recent U.S. presidential election, maybe it is time for both green energy and black energy to unite under the new president so that the benefits of both can finally shine through—both on the save-Mother-Earth front ...

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