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Appliances
  • Major Appliance Shopping Guide – This easy-to-read guide may help you understand how appliances are rated for efficiency, what the ratings mean, and what to look for …
  • Gas Furnace Buying Advice – Today’s furnaces pollute less and boost comfort by producing heat more steadily than older furnaces. …
Benefits of Green Remodel
Building Guide
Design
Energy Management
  • Save Water, Money, Energy Now – With so many ways to save water, here are the highlights for 5 key actions to help you capture the water savings around your home. …
  • Home Office and Home Electronics Tips – ENERGY STAR labeled office equipment is widely available: it provides users with dramatic savings, as much as 90% savings for some …
Financing
Healthy Home
  • Asbestos Exposure – Asbestos exposure has been linked to the development of serious respiratory diseases and cancers, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, …
  • Mold and Moisture – The Key to Mold Control is Moisture Control. Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, …
Materials
  • Not All Cool Roofs Are White – Although white materials tend to be very good solar reflectors, colored roofing materials can also be made to reflect more sunlight. …
  • Types of Insulation – To choose the best type of insulation, you should first determine where you want or need to install/add insulation …
Products
  • Climate Change – What You Can Do – More tips you can use to save energy and water, cut waste, and make other environmentally protective choices. …
  • Window Tips – Shopping tips for windows and look into low-e windows …
Project Planning and Advice
Rebates and Tax Credits
Water Conservation
  • How to Make a Raised Bed Garden – Raised bed gardens are the saviors of gardeners with poor soil everywhere. The basic idea of a raised bed is that instead of battling …
  • Lawn Be Gone! – Get Paid to Transform Your Landscaping! Rebates: $500-$3,000. The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) Lawn Be Gone! …

This forum provides you with resources about home renovation, improvement, makeover and repair topics such as air condition, bathroom design, bathroom remodel, cabinet replacement, construction, drought tolerant landscape, flooring, furnace, furniture, gardening, heating system, home appliances, home insulation, interior design, kitchen design, landscape replacement, moisture management, non-toxic material, paint selection, plumbing, retrofit, roof replacement, saving water, solar panel, water conservation, and many others. While we focus on issues in California, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Oakland, Cupertino, Danville, Fremont, Marin, Mountain View, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Sausalito, Solano, Sonoma, most information is applicable in all parts of USA as well as the rest of the world.