Tips for a Green Home

Updated May 26, 2011
green house with carriage garage doors
Great curb appeal — or the lack thereof — can make or break a quick home sell, so focus on the exterior elements a buyer will notice first. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Michael M. of Knoxville, Tenn.)

Our tips for a green home and yard include using solar energy, collecting run-off rain and properly disposing of paint brushes.

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American homeowners can protect their homes and local waterways by taking some simple steps. Our tips for a green home and yard involve using solar energy, collecting run-off rain, properly disposing of paint brushes and paint cans, and exercising caution with pesticides and grass clippings. You can also treat your windows with low-emittance coating and close gaps by purchasing replacement windows.



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