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Homeowner Robert Phipps Says Neighbor's Solar Panels Are Blinding

There are plenty of environmental and budgetary benefits to installing solar panels on your roof, but there could be one health drawback: permanently blinding your neighbor. Robert Phipps, a homeowner in England, claims that the glare of the sun off of the solar panels on his neighbor's home is so bright that his entire... Continue Reading »

How to Sell a Green Home: Lose the Environmental Speech

By Jim Simcoe Speed is a key component of any successful real estate deal. Sell (or rent) a property faster at the price you want, and you have less holding costs and more money available to do your next deal. The speed at which you sell your real estate investment is a crucial component and is closely tied to your... Continue Reading »

6 Home Energy-Saving Tips Many Homeowners Don't Think Of

By Steve McLinden You've heard the usual energy-saving advice: Buy only Energy Star-rated appliances, replace incandescent lightbulbs with those curly fluorescents, shop for cheaper electric providers (if you can in your town). But numerous low-cost, energy-saving strategies escape homeowners' attention. Energy experts... Continue Reading »

Energy-Efficient Homes: How They Can Boost Your Bottom Line This Winter

After Hurricane Sandy heaped devastation on homes across the East Coast, we began to think that maybe homes need to be built in better ways. There's something to be said for new energy-efficient building standards, including modular building, and how those methods are used to create stronger, sturdier houses. But... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Housing Lessons: How to Build a Better Home

There were important housing lessons to be learned from Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged a good part of the East Coast last week. Thousands of houses were without power for more than a week, and some are apt to be out for much longer. If those houses had been equipped with some form of renewable energy with battery... Continue Reading »

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