your turn

Now that you’ve seen what can be achieved, you are probably wondering how to make your own home more earth friendly by reducing your “carbon footprint.” The options depend on your situation:

  • If you are going to be building from the ground up, you have the chance to build a highly-efficient home that will be an inspiration for others.

  • If you are doing a major house upgrade, there will be lots of opportunities for reducing energy consumption.

  • If you want to decrease your electric bill for an existing home without undertaking a major project, there are still lots of options for you.

  • Next to your home, your vehicle is probably your next-largest generator of greenhouse gases. Maybe you should consider an electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid car?

Pick your path and read on: