My Mileage is Better Than Your Mileage

You may have heard about folks out there who describe themselves as “hypermilers”. What is that, you might ask? Well, it’s basically just someone who gets more out of a gallon of gas than the rest of us. Not a little more, though, but A LOT more – hypermilers can often nearly double the EPA listed mileage for a given car. One of the leaders in the hypermiler movement, Wayne Gerdes, can get nearly 60 mpg out of his 2005 Honda Accord (EPA est 34 mpg), and once got 127 mpg out of a Prius (EPA Read more […]

Pest Infestation Examination

Homeowners that have been invaded by pests always hire professional Wilmington Pest Control experts for effective treatment plans. Pest control experts will make inquiries about the infestations either via phone call or perform an onsite visit to get in-depth degree of the infestation. Carrying out this examination prior to the control process provides adequate knowledge about the infestation itself and the right technique to be used to overcome these small aliens. The technicians need to come to Read more […]

4 Opportunities In Real Estate That Will Allow You To Earn Almost Immediately

The real estate industry is going to continue to boom with the US economy being as strong as ever. The expendable income that many people have allows consumers to drive up home prices in particular areas. Real estate allows a person to earn both passive and active income depending on where you would like to start earning. A proactive approach is going to be necessary as making money is going to take research as well as hard work. The following are opportunities in real estate that can allow a person Read more […]

3 Top Tips on How to Ensure and Improve Gas Safety in Your Home

Most of us heavily rely on gas due to its versatility in use and purpose. From keeping everyone warm via heating systems during cold seasons to cooking our meals, it’s an invaluable asset to have and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a house that doesn’t utilise it. With that being said, it does come with its own fair share of risks that can be potentially dangerous to the inhabitants of a home if left unchecked. Because of this, it becomes imperative to ensure that safety checks and maintenance Read more […]

Eight Ways to Green Your Road Trip

Peak driving season, when many Americans hit the road to visit relatives or see the sights, is now in full swing. With U.S. gas prices topping $4 a gallon in some places — and likely to edge up more during summer’s high demand — you may want to consider taking more efficient mass transportation. But if you travel by car, you can still cut your fuel usage, save money and reduce your carbon footprint by driving smart. 1. Look into going by train or bus instead of by car or plane. Taking a train Read more […]

Turbo Diesels Take on Hybrids

Recently I test drove of the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel. It accelerated on to the freeway faster than my Toyota Prius.  Driving freeways and stop-go city, I wondered which would be the bigger seller, the new European turbodiesels or the Japanese Hybrids. For Detroit, May was the cruelest month, as they were outsold by Asia for the first time. Fuel economy is in; gas guzzling is being punished. General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler combined for a record low market share of 44.4 percent, compared Read more […]

Kansas City Prefab Home: A Green Gem in the Heartland

As a native of Kansas City you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn about the new green prefab achievement in my home town.  I learned about it from one of my favorite publications, Natural Home.  They did a wonderful feature on the house, which you can read in its entirety here. The 1,200 square feet house is a two-bedroom, one-bath home (remember in the eco-sphere small is good!) and is perched on stilts atop a hill. It has a wonderful view of downtown.  It was designed by architecture Read more […]

The Most Beautiful Green Home Building Construction Project Ever?

My jaw dropped when I first watched this video tour of a beautiful owner-built green building construction project in Oregon. This particular green building is made entirely out of cob, a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Meka Bunch of Wolf Creek, Oregon built this stunning cob house over a four year period. Complete with hand-sculpted furniture, shelves and nooks built directly into the walls, arched windows, and a killer custom staircase, his cob building is a divine artistic achievement. Check Read more […]

Planes, Trains and Subway Cars!

It’s the ultimate way to recycle: reuse structures and adapt them for living and work space. Planes, cars, railcars, boats, subway cars, and trucks all have good bones that can easily be built upon and modified into something usable. We’ve been seeing a lot of these adaptive reuse projects popping up and wanted to highlight a few of our favorites. Sleeper Car Studio Apartment If you’re like us, as a kid you might have had an obsession with the Boxcar Children too. Their creativity and innovation Read more […]