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Home Energy Efficiency

Saving Daylight

Donna Henes | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green
Donna Henes

Daylight Savings Time is thought to be an effective way to cut back on the use of energy. The theory is that energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting homes is directly related to the times when people go to bed at night and rise in the morning. A good percentage of energy consumed by lighting and appliances occurs in the evening, when families are home.

No, Really, You Can Save Energy By Plastic-Wrapping Your Windows

Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

From DealNews' Lou Carlozo: Energy savings is certainly on a lot of people's minds as winter 2014 has kicked off in fearsome fashion across the Un...

Innovation Earth: Make 'Home Ecologics' the New Home Ec

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

"Did you notice anything special about the way I washed the dishes?" I asked my husband, admiring my cleaning-up handiwork following the dinner he had...

Clean Energy at DoD's Energy Excelerator Competition

Scott Cooney | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Scott Cooney

There was a strong emphasis on energy efficiency in the Energy Excelerator's selected winners.

Staking Energy Vampires Through the Heart

David Dodge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
David Dodge

Think of Godo Stoyke as a modern day, energy efficiency obsessed version of Van Helsing. He's ready to slay the power vampires in your home and seek out energy savings big and small.

Team Energy Star Focuses on a New Audience to Save Energy: Kids

Diane MacEachern | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Diane MacEachern

Using energy efficiently starts at home with simple actions like turning off the lights or computer when they're not being used. The challenge is getting people -- especially kids -- to flip that switch to "off."

Yes, President Obama, Insulation IS Sexy

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

When your home is comfy and cozy, your wife may be inspired to break out that nightie you bought her for Valentine's Day or to get it on without the blankets.