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DIY Greenhouse Watering System

DIY Greenhouse Watering System

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Greenhouses are a great way to enjoy the fruits of harvest all year long. Not only that, but they dramatically improve the conditions needed to grow plants while keeping them protected from the...

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Roof Venting Done Right

Roof Venting Done Right

I live in New England where ice dams are a common problem, which is to say improper roof venting is a common problem. Roof-wrecking ice dams aren't the only reason to make sure a roof is properly...

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Insulation and Attics

Insulation and Attics

Potential Air Leaks in the Attic In a conventional attic, insulation typically placed between the ceiling joists of the rooms below can be only partially effective if air leaks aren'tproperly sealed...

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Getting Connected

Getting Connected

The world is wireless and your home can be too.

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A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A nurturing space was created for visually impaired students and their guide dogs.

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Going Green with Your Appliances

Going Green with Your Appliances

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With significant increases in both environmental awareness and fuel bills over the recent years, there's been much written about the changes we can make to our homes and habits to save money and...

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How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel

How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel

  If you are interested in learning how to convert a diesel generator to biodiesel, the good news is that diesel engines are already designed with the ability to accept fuels that are biodiesel...

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4 Easy Ways to Install Solar Panels in Your Building

4 Easy Ways to Install Solar Panels in Your Building

Are you tired of paying too much for your energy bill each month? Do you care at least somewhat about the environment and want to reduce your carbon footprint? There is an easy way to achieve both...

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Small Home, Big Green Features

Small Home, Big Green Features

Small Home, Big Green Features This beautiful new home in Troutman, NC packs a punch in just 2,500 square feet. The homeowners hired custom homebuilder 4G Design Build to build a home that included...

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Designing a Green-Friendly Sunroom

Designing a Green-Friendly Sunroom

A relatively cost-effective way to add value to your home is with the addition of a cheerful, light-filled sunroom. A sunroom provides a pleasant and luminous retreat, whether you use it as a game...

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Casey Bay Key House

Casey Bay Key House

"Respect the land, and the rest will follow."

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Off Road Camper

Off Road Camper

Before buying a caravan it is necessary to ensure that everything works better and you are getting the best one. Colorado Caravans guarantees to provide you the best range of caravans that you would...

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Whats the best attic insulation?

What's the best attic insulation?

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The answer to the question of which attic insulation is best is, of course, entirely circumstantial. When the design of your attic allows, the best attic insulation is inexpensive, easy to install and will yield the performance you're looking for.

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Anatomy of a Net-Zero Home

Anatomy of a Net-Zero Home

Here are the construction details that New Town Builders uses to build net-zero-ready homes

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CEO Charts His Companys Path to Net-Zero Homes

CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes

Two years running Gene Myers has guided his Denver-based home building company to DOE's grand award for housing innovation. What's his secret?

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Modern With a View

Modern With a View

Stunning private residence with a view of the Columbia Gorge

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Harpoon House

Harpoon House

A small house with just enough space

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Just Big Enough

Just Big Enough

Surrounded by towering Red and Scots pine trees, this couple finds refuge and renewal in a rebuilt house that is just the right size.

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Solar In the City

Solar In the City

A renovated Victorian becomes a self sustaining Zero energy home.

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Bragg Hill Residence

Bragg Hill Residence

Beginning with a goal of creating direct connection to the site, Bragg Hill was designed to celebrate the landscape, while seamlessly incorporating sustainability.

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