Twenty years since the original Energy Policy Act went into effect, the U.S. has transitioned from water-guzzling toilets using 3.5 gallons of water per flush (gpf) to low-flow 1.6 gallon models to high toilets using just 1.28 gallons. New data shows that the move from 3.5 gpf to 1.6 gpf alone has saved 18.2 trillion gallons of water. Follow the path to water efficiency, including MaP testing, WaterSense certification and energy savings. Plus, download a free e-book on high efficiency toilets here.
Natural nest sites for birds are depleting fast: each time a tree is chopped down or an old building is repaired or demolished a bird loses a potential nesting site. Find out how you can help and give a family of birds a home in our step-by-step guide to making your very own birdhouse.
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Energy conservation is high priority for every homeowner. With rising energy costs and environmental concerns, energy conservation has the potential to not only save your wallet, but the planet too.
Check out the states that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation!
The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2013.