Category Archives: energy efficiency

control the heat from your iPhone and more!

Last month, I came down with an awful case of the stomach flu. Lying there queasily feeling tired and weak, I really wished I could turn up the heat from an app on my iPhone. In that particular moment, getting … Continue reading

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2012 Kitchen Design Trends

 Reinventing the hood One of the most striking visual changes we’re seeing in next-generation kitchens is that ventilation hoods are turning into works of art. That’s not a crystal chandelier in the photo above – it’s a stove hood! Now, … Continue reading

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stop the junk mail

Want to reduce clutter and save natural resources at the same time? Try using this free service to stop receiving all those catalogs that you never requested and don’t need or want! With a click of your mouse, you can … Continue reading

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CFLs and EMFs

In the past few years, I’ve taken a number of steps to make my home more energy-efficient (improved weather-stripping and insulation, all new windows, Energy Star appliances, etc.), but there’s one area where I’ve really dragged my feet, and that … Continue reading

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lighting your outdoor table

These beautiful arcs of light from Vibia remind me of fireflies… What a great way to add overhead lighting if you don’t have an easy way to hang an outdoor pendant. (PS: Powered by LED lamps, these lamps are as energy-efficient … Continue reading

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