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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Green Home, Sustainable Building, Energy Efficiency FAQs - 04/27/08 10:02 PM
What does Green Building mean? Green Building, also known as sustainable building, is essentially the use of design and construction methods and materials that are resource efficient. It takes into account the relationship between the health of our built environments, the health of our natural environment, and our own health, ensuring that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generations. Why Build Green? The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity. In the United States, buildings account for: 36% of total energy use, 65% of electricity consumption, 30% of (3 comments)
Why I am an EcoBroker Certified Realtor - 04/25/08 11:00 AM
I moved to Traverse City in late October of 2007. I quickly found that "green" education and promoting sustainability is vital to this area. I lived in Washington DC for 20 plus years where I have seen the impact years of neglect can lead to. I have also seen the dramatic improvements "green" education and promotion can have on the community and environment. We have a chance to not only change the way people think, but we can improve their overall lifestyle and health. This is exciting and critical to the health of Michigan overall. This is why I have made (0 comments)
Cost Saving Tips - 04/25/08 10:47 AM
1. Green up your appliances. Getting rid of that old refrigerator in the garage could save you as much as $150 a year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Appliance use comprises about 18% of a typical home's total energy bill, with the fridge being one of the biggest energy hogs. If any of your appliances is more than 10 years old, the EPA suggests replacing them with energy-efficient models that bear their "Energy Star" logo. Energy Star-qualified appliances use 10%-50% less energy and water than standard models. According to the Energy Star site, if just one in 10 homes used energy-efficient appliances, (2 comments)
Learn ways in which to incorporate green, energy efficiency, and sustainability into your home. New construction, re-greening existing homes, affordability, health and in-door air quality are just a few topics discussed
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