Saving Money Still Trumps Green — Unless It’s DIY Green

By: Christina Hoffmann Published: October 17, 2011 The green movement appears to be shifting away from buying green products (too expensive) and toward make-it-yourself solutions. It’s just like we’ve always said here at HouseLogic: Green living is great, but it’s even better when it saves you money, too. The New York Times yesterday reported that […]

Getting a Green Stamp of Approval — Does It Pay?

By: Nicolette Toussaint Published: April 12, 2011 Will a green certification improve your home’s value and resale prospects? We think yes—if you live out west. It’s a growing trend, with more buyers seeking a sustainability seal of approval. The big three ratings are: The Energy Star seal from the U.S. government, the National Home Builder’s […]

Green or Not? 10 Green Facts to Test Your Eco-Smarts

By: Karin Beuerlein Published: June 25, 2012 Can you separate the green facts from fiction when it comes to eco-friendly claims? We give our verdict on 10 home products and practices. What’s yours? Gray is the new green: Just because something is marketed as green or offers green benefits doesn’t mean that there aren’t other […]

6 Green Terms: Which Ones Can You Trust?

By: Karin Beuerlein Published: May 7, 2012 Does “natural” mean organic? Should you buy anything labeled “non-toxic”? Here are the truth and eco-facts about many of the green terms you find on product labels. What’s really green? Soon you’ll have a little more confidence about green product marketing claims, such as “biodegradable” and “recyclable”: The […]

4 Great Green Apps for Your Home

By: Courtney Craig Published: August 8, 2011 Want some Earth-friendly ideas on how to save money and energy around your home? There’s an app for that — in fact, there are quite a few! We waded through the choices and found four of the best apps for making your home a more energy-efficient place. GoodGuide […]