energy efficient: LED Christmas Lights...My Personal Pros and Cons - 12/13/08 05:12 AM
LED (light emitting diode) Christmas lights are the newest thing when it comes to Christmas lights due to their energy saving features and long bulb life. They are brighter than incandescent bulbs, use up to 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs, last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, and they come in all shapes and sizes, just like incandescent bulbs. 
According to the website: If all decorative light strings sold in America this year were ENERGY STAR qualified, we would save over 2 billion kWh per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to nearly … (2 comments)

energy efficient: NHSEA Green Building Open House Tour October 4, 2008 in New Hampshire - 10/02/08 09:32 AM
New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association is holding its annual Green Building Open House Tour this Saturday, October 4, 2008 10 AM - 4 PM Over 500 homes in New England will be open to the public.

NHSEA is located on 54 Portsmouth Street in Concord, New Hampshire. It is a non-profit organization, comprised of 'Builders, Homeowners, Business Owners, Renters and Professionals (who)...are concerned about New Hampshire's energy future, imported oil, limited natural resources, and the environment. We see renewable energy in New Hampshire as a viable answer for today's and tomorrow's energy challenges.'
On tour will be homes that demonstrate Green Building techniques … (1 comments)

energy efficient: Energy Star Helps You Perform Your Own Energy Audit - 09/09/08 08:03 AM
With all of the talk about having an Energy Rating done on your home to determine its energy efficiency, and to increase its marketability if you are selling, it's nice to know there is a no cost alternative to having a professional come in. If you can't afford a Professional Energy Rater, you can print out the result of this rating quiz, if you will, and have it available for prospective Buyers. If nothing else, it can be quite an eye opener.
If you go to , you will find a feature on its website called, the Home Energy Yardstick, … (6 comments)