Hot Art – Green Heating for Energy Savings

Heating costs make up a large portion of winter utility bills. Hot Art, one of the latest products from BRZ Brands, offers an excellent opportunity to cut your energy waste and reduce heating bills, with far infrared heating. This new heating technology uses the same principle as the sun’s warming light (without the harmful UV

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Food Co-op + LEED Design

It’s not uncommon to see food co-ops and organic groceries that have sustainable practices. But Outpost Natural Foods stores, with locations throughout the Milwaukee area, seem to take sustainability just a step or two farther. Their newest addition in Mequon, WI, which opened this spring, was awarded LEED Gold certification. What you see… Everywhere you

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24 Green Gift Ideas for 2014

Here is a recap of all the Green Gift ideas we gathered this season. For the gardener…here’s a kneeling pad, made from a ‎recycled industrial tire tube; naturally slip resistant, water resistant, and abrasion resistant. Made in Milwaukee WI. Eco-friendly timepieces…eco-friendly timepieces made from a variety of sustainable/biodegradable material For the biker…make it a solar-powered bike light,

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5 Eco-Friendly Tips to Green-Up Your Road Trip

According to the AAA, one in four Americans will hit the road this holiday season, with a visit to friends or family. And while road trips can be economically beneficial, there is a cost to the environment. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “Transportation is the largest single source of air pollution in the United States.”

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  • Save Energy and Stay Comfortable with a Smart Thermostat
  • Save Energy and Stay Comfortable with a Smart Thermostat
  • Save Energy and Stay Comfortable with a Smart Thermostat

Save Energy and Stay Comfortable with a Smart Thermostat

Whether you are just dipping your toes into the smart home market, or you have the most intelligent pad on the block, if you don’t have a smart thermostat, you’re missing out on energy savings and ideal comfort. Holding off on getting a smart thermostat because you’re not sure which one is right for your

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Guide to Green Bathroom Remodeling

As more and more homeowners realize the money-savings and health perks of green bathroom remodeling, companies are responding with greener options. This is wonderful, but it can also get confusing. To make it easier, here are three major factors to consider when greening-up your bathroom: water use, energy use and health. Bathroom Remodeling for Water

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Top 3 Solar Water Heating Strategies for Hotels

When vacationers come to your hotel, they want a worry-free experience. Short showers may be the norm in their own homes, but at your establishment, they expect all of the creature comforts that come with leisurely travel. And for many, that means a long, hot shower. But with hot water heating being the single largest

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A Thanksgiving Dilemma

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, full of abundance in food, family and ‘thanks’. But every year, how much of that delicious bounty of ‘grandmother’s best recipe’ items go to waste? Here are some disturbing food facts courtesy of the NRDC: Food waste in the United States is estimated at roughly between 30-40% of the food supply,

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Conserving Water around the Home & Garden  

Have you ever wondered just how much water you could save around the home? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day. The EPA goes on to say that 40 out of 50 states are expecting some type of water shortage over the next 10 years, and that

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Drill to Renewable Energy Independence

This article was original published for the Talkin’ Green column. Download a copy of the column from the Lake Geneva Regional News Real Estate Guide. What the frack, you say? Frack no! This is about a different kind of drilling; drilling geothermal wells. You see, your home or business is sitting on the biggest renewable

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