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When it comes to going green, most of us understand the basic priorities of consuming less energy, recycling and reusing goods, and making environmentally friendly purchasing and lifestyle decisions. All of these actions are central to green living and can be easily applied to your home. If you’re looking for ways to increase your eco-friendly lifestyle at home, we’ve got you covered. At Home Improvement Leads we have tons of ideas to help you up your home’s green status.
Consider renewable energy sources
At the mention green living, the first thing that often comes to mind is a traditional rooftop solar panel system. Solar power is at the forefront of renewable energy use in the home and can drastically reduce your carbon footprint and energy bills, so it is definitely something to consider if you’re serious about your green status at home and have the financial capabilities to fund it. While there are several other renewable energy sources that can also decrease your home’s use of greenhouse gas emissions (water and wind power specifically), solar is still by far the most accessible for most residential areas.
Replacing your windows is a big step that can do a lot for your wallet. It may seem like an expensive investment, but upgrading to energy-efficient windows can power up your utility savings, reduce how much energy you use, and boost your home’s real estate value. At Home Improvement Leads, we know navigating window energy ratings can be confusing at first, so here’s a simple guide to get you started.
The ICF Builder Awards are held annually to recognize the best in insulated concrete construction. This year, “Stone Creek” was one of two BuildBlock projects receiving recognition at this prestigious event.
Stone Creek, in Canton Ohio earned first runner up in the small residential category, which includes houses that are 3,000 square feet or less. The home was selected by the ICF Builder Award Committee based on it’s success despite weather challenges during construction, its added industry exposure, and the exceptional results when completed. Built by one of the leaders in energy efficient homes in Ohio, Charis Homes, this 2,570 square foot house offers incredible savings.
Charis Homes Earns Prestigious Housing Innovation Award from the US Department of Energy
The DOE Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes
The US Department of Energy has announced that Charis Homes has been awarded a 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the Custom (for Buyer). Grand Winners in each category will be announced at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, September 27th at the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas.