Green Home Guide roundup: Greenhouses, freezer containers and attic insulation

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.

  • When you build a greenhouse on your property, you can take advantage of sunlight to grow your own vegetables year-round. Read "6 Tips for Building a Sustainable Greenhouse" from to learn how to choose the right spot for maximum solar energy and adequate ventilation and drainage.
  • It turns out you don't have to use plastic containers or bags to freeze food. Try Treehugger's tips for alternative materials you can use to store food in the freezer: glass, metal, paper—even nothing at all! 

  • Energy Star's #RuleYourAttic campaign wants to make consumers think about how they can maximize attic insulation for energy efficiency. Check out their tools and ensure you'll be snug for the winter.

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