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Category: Efficiency

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits

One of the first steps to making your home more efficient involves understanding how it uses energy. Just as a doctor has to do a thorough examination of a patient before writing a prescription, your home will need a good inspection before most inefficiencies can be identified and corrected. You can easily conduct a basic…

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How Does Your Garbage Grow? Way Too Fast!

John Margeson

In 2006, Americans produced 251 million tons of municipal solid waste prior to recycling, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That works out to about 4 1/2 pounds a day for every man, woman and child in the country. Fortunately, 82 million tons of that material was recycled or composted that year. The EPA…

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