ECO-FRIENDLY TV: Which 50″ Plasma televisions are most efficient?

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With After Christmas Sales, and the Super Bowl coming up, it’s time to talk TV’s and power consumption — again. This time we look specifically at the power consumption of 50″ Plasmas. A 50″ plasma is likely too large to put on your kitchen wall during your remodel, but I’m sure you will be thinking about … Read more

AUDIO-VISUAL: Bigger TVs can use up to twice the electricity

It isn’t our intention to bombard you with information on televisions all at once, but we just found this article written by Rebecca Smith, and thought it was insightful and helpful as you make your project decisions… Bigger TVs can use up to twice the electricity By REBECCA SMITH The Wall Street Journal Prices for big-screen television sets are dropping, but the … Read more

How to get rid of annoying packaging

Shopping online can save you time and is much less stressful than battling the crowds at the mall. It’s also better for the planet than making a dedicated trip to the store, but it can be a real hassle to get rid of the resulting packaging, which can really pile up. As much as half of … Read more

ROOFING: Leaves beginning to fall, and RainTube picks up top honors!

Fall is here and the leaves are starting to fill your gutters, unless you have RainTube that is.  We covered this product several months ago, and it remains one of our favorites here at This week the RainTube team garnered several awards at the Green Building Industry Awards.  Read on below, and make sure you check … Read more

APPLIANCES: Maytag EPICz Front-load Washer & Dryer now Available

On Friday, Maytag announced two new ENERGY STAR Washer & Dryers. Below is what Whirlpool (Maytag is now Whirlpool) has to say about these new laundy products, and their pricing…  BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — The legacy of Maytag(R) brand laundry continues with the new Maytag(R) EPIC z(TM) front-load washer and dryer. … Read more



Cyber-Rain’s wireless sprinkler control system was recognized by as the Best Green Home Remodeling Product for 2007, and the Cyber-Rain team continues to have tricks up their sleeve to improve the product for all of us. This week caught up with Greg Nagy Cyber-Rain’s Director of Business Operations. Greg discussed upcoming upgrades that will soon expand the … Read more

SWIMMING POOL: Who manufacturers solar pool heating & heaters? The List.

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To many of you, the “remodel” you are presently doing may be a backyard and pool makeover project – and it is highly likely that you may be evaluating the different methods for heating that swimming pool oasis. wants to reveal a list of top manufacturers of solar heating products to you. We want … Read more

HOLIDAY LIGHTS: 100+ Best Places and Best Reasons to Purchase LED Lights

You are in the midst of your remodel, or about to start.  The holidays are here.  Time to hang the holiday lights.  Like the other greener choices you are making, please make a choice to “GetWithLED’s” for your holiday lights. To make it easy, has compiled the most comprehensive one-stop shop on the web to cover all of your … Read more

WINDOWS: U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient…what does it all mean?!

It is time to make THE window decision for your remodel.  If you are looking for energy efficient windows then you will run into many new vocabulary terms:  U-Factor, SHGC, Visible Transmission…   And all you want are windows that will save energy, and look amazing when your remodel is done! So what do all these new vocabulary words … Read more