Light Bulb Finder – There’s an App for That!

Still not sure if CFL’s are worth it? Trying to find the newest LED? This free app for iPhone and Android helps you make the best – and greenest – choice for your lighting fixture. LIGHT BULB FINDER is a free mobile phone application that makes it easy to switch from conventional light bulbs to energy-saving

Would you live here? Inhabitat brings us the ‘Stark White House’

Designed by the architect & design firm of Elding Oscarson in Sweden, the ‘Stark White House’ is being featured this week in Inhabitat‘s blog: “a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.” As a real estate

20% by 2020 – US Air Force Sets Goal for Renewable Energy Sources

energyNOW! is one of my favorite sources for non-partisan, science-based information on current energy and environmental issues. This week, Lee Patrick Sullivan presents “Energy Innovations in the Armed Forces.” One quote in particular had an especially strong impact. Army NAC Director Paul Skalny said, “[a] 1% increase in fuel efficiency for the military means 6,444 less soldiers involved

The Energy Savings of Low Hanging Fruit

Check out this interesting “infographic” from WellHome home energy auditors. A home energy auditor will evaluate your home to determine how much energy it uses and make recommendations to improve efficiency. Some companies, like Well home, will also perform the energy-efficient installations you choose and provide an energy savings guarantee. WellPoint does not have an

In honor of Earth Day and Tax Day 2011, a Reminder to Claim Your 2010 Residential Green Tax Credits

Did you install a qualifying EnergyStar product (not all EnergyStar products qualify for a tax credit) from one of the following categories in your primary residence on or before December 31, 2010: Non-solar Water Heater Windows Doors Metal or asphalt roof Insulation Heating/Air conditioning Biomass stoves Geothermal heat pumps Residential wind turbines Solar energy systems

April is National Water Conservation Month

April is National Water Conservation month. This is particularly important in South Florida where we are experiencing the driest “dry season” in 80 years. What can we do to observe Water Conservation Month and to conserve water all year long? First and most important, follow the emergency Water Shortage Order effective March 26th: “A two-day-a-week

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Ecorazzi has presented “Ten Ways To Go Green On St. Patrick’s Day” Great tips for today and everyday: In order to maximize fun and goodwill, read below for ten surefire ways to make St. Patrick’s Day crazy-green. (And then you can tell those haters pinching you for not wearing

Melanie Dawn’s Fav Five Green Businesses Serving Pinecrest Florida

I am frequently asked to write guest articles for Coldwell Banker’s “Insight Real Estate Blog” serving the Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Florida markets. My recurring feature, called “Hear the Eco,” is about various green topics affecting the Miami-Dade real estate market. In a recent four-part article, I wrote about my five favorite green businesses in or near the Village of Pinecrest. They are: Evo’s green

EPA: Multi-Family Housing Near Public Transit is Greener. Melanie Dawn: And in Miami, it’s Beautiful, too!

The EPA has just released a white paperconfirming what most of us know intuitively: multi-family housing located near public transportation is generally “greener” than any other type of housing.  Their graph tells the story very well: It illustrates the two key points in the study about the relationship between housing style/location and energy consumption: •