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The Wonderful Ways Of Hemp Insulation

Your home’s insulation is as important as any other element of your home. Without proper insulation, your home loses heat and air at rapid rates, causing your heating and cooling bills to raise higher. Insulation is also susceptible to rodents and infestation. Not to mention some insulations contain toxic materials or put off a lot of carbon in the manufacturing process. But don’t distress. Learn about the green new alternative to spray foam or that pink fluffy padding, hemp insulation. Hip To Be Hemp Hemp is a cousin of the notorious marijuana plant. While some communities tout the benefits...

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Going Green In The Literal Sense

You’ve got solar. You’re using energy efficient appliances and furnishings. Your yard is a veritable haven of drought resistant horticulture. There’s nothing more you can do. Right? Well, very possible. However, if you happen to have a patch of roof free there’s still one more thing you can do. Install a living roof. Green roofs – roofs with plants and grasses all over them – are an excellent addition to further reduce your carbon footprint at home. Here’s a quick guide on why you should consider a Green Roof today. The Benefits Oh gosh, where do we start? The...

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Windmills v. Wind Turbines: The Difference

It should go without saying that wind and wind noise do not cause cancer. Anybody with a synapse-firing brain can deduce this fact. However, there is a difference between windmills and wind turbines, but it’s not as big a difference as you might think. They’re both using wind to power their mechanisms, but the way in which they use this natural resource is what distinguishes between the two. Let’s dive in, shall we? Windmills You frequently see windmills on farms, or the cover of Don Quixote books. Yes, yes. Wind Farms are where the turbines reside, but regular farming...

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The Geothermal Heating And Air Option

Solar panels are a great way to power your home, and still one of the leading green upgrades in residential home improvements. But what about heating and cooling your home specifically? Geothermal heating and air isn’t necessarily new by any means – it’s been around for well over 60 years – but maybe not as widely understood or utilized. Not to be confused with Geothermal Energy, Geothermal HVAC is a great green addition to your home. Let’s take a look at what Geothermal HVAC is and how it helps you, your home, and the planet. The Framework Geothermal Energy...

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Green Roofs for a Green Future

Green Roofs for a Green Future Living roofs are roofs of buildings that are either partially or completely covered with plants and vegetation. Providing extra space for nature to flourish is always a good thing. But the benefits of green roofs aren’t just limited to added vegetation. Living roofs have multiple benefits to the buildings that house them. A clever way to bring nature into urban areas where most surfaces are dreary, gray, impervious concrete, green roofs provide more than their natural beauty to apartment and business buildings. The Perks On the largest scale, green roofs are wonderful for...

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