Archive for August, 2013

Game consoles are some of the lesser-known sources of household energy consumption.

Little-known household energy drains

There some less-than-obvious sources of energy consumption around the average home, ones that can contribute heavily to your electricity expenses.

Replacing your older windows with newer ones can greatly improve a home's energy efficiency.

Making windows more energy efficient

Any homeowner looking to improve their residence’s energy efficiency – and greatly reduce their monthly utility expenses – should invest in renovating their windows around the house.

The United States is reportedly only 39 percent energy efficient.

United States only 39 percent energy efficient

A new report from the Department of Energy-funded research center Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reveals that the United States has only achieved 39 percent efficiency thus far.

Development of local, renewable microgrids could spell the end for the country's larger electrical grid.

The rise of energy-efficient microgrids

With support for energy efficiency gaining momentum among both businesses and the government, the green power movement could outright replace the electrical grid with smaller, renewable microgrids.

Rising demand for green homes has caused builders to invest in older, more traditional building materials conducive to environmentally-friendly living.

Demand for energy efficiency calls for return to traditional building materials

Construction companies have begun using older, more traditional materials that had been ignored by the building industry for decades. Because these older materials have environmentally-friendly roots, they are perfectly conducive to building the kinds of green homes that Americans are clamoring for.