Green Home Guide roundup: Energy optimization, window choices and digital irrigation
On Fridays, USGBC shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way.
- Inspire Energy shares "5 Tips for Home Energy Optimization" that break down a "starter's checklist" of things you can do to increase your home's energy efficiency, including rankings of difficulty, cost, time investment and positive environmental impact.
- In the Resource Library on Proud Green Home's website, you can find white papers and case studies on myriad aspects of energy use, such as this one by Ply Gem on Factors to Consider When Choosing Windows for Your Home (provide an email address to download).
- Did you know there are ways to digitally control the irrigation of your home garden or landscaping? The Green Home blog from Mother Earth News explores technology in Jennifer Tuohy's "Harness the Power of the Internet to Conserve Water in Your 'Smart' Garden."