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Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes

Green Homes Sell for More, are Six Years Newer on Average

Green Home with Solar Panels

With Earth Day just around the corner, Redfin, a full-service real estate brokerage, released a list of 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. To compile the list, Redfin data scientists searched through homes for sale on Redfin.com to find those with “green” features mentioned in the listing.

Green features include solar panels, low-flow faucets, dual-pane windows, energy-efficient appliances, environmental ratings such as ENERGY STAR® and LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and green home building projects like “Built Green” in Colorado or “Green Built” in Washington. The ranking is based on the proportion of “green” listings out of total listings in the neighborhood over the past two years.
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Hydroponic Gardening Made Easy: Sustainable Microfarms’ Automated Controller System (via sustainablog)

Now that I’ve been sufficiently (but nicely) schooled in the sustainability of hydroponic food production, I’ve become fascinated by the method, and try to keep on top of it. It’s not easy for this English major: an awful lot of the discussion…


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Green Modular Homes Company Promotes Energy Efficient Home Designs

Modular homes are energy efficient home designs. Green home construction minimizes waste according to New Jersey green builder.

With consumers hyper-sensitive to energy costs and becoming more environmentally conscious in general, most observers agree that green is the color of the future, for builders and buyers alike. Eventually, the home-buying public is going to demand that their homes be built this way. Continued…

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Energy House Built into a Laboratory

A traditional-style terraced house has been built inside a three-storey, sealed testing chamber at the University of Salford. In addition to its original brickwork and roof, the world’s first ‘Energy House’, is fully furnished and fitted as a typical working home with fully functioning water, gas and electricity supplies.

The Coronation Street-style house – built in the same style as 4.5m pre-1920 UK homes – will be subject to some of the most advanced energy experiments ever conducted on a residential property.

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