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Sustainable Building, Why Is It Important?

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Sustainable Building We all know that our planet is in a worse state than we’d like it to be, but how much can each of us do individually? Actually a lot! If we all did our share of work and helped Mother Earth just one bit every single day, the overall situation would be much different. Of course, things can’t ... Read More »

Sustainable Company, OWDT

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 Sustainable Company We are proud to announce that OWDT​ has officially been recognized as a Green Seal TM Green​ ​Office​ ​Partner​. We are confronted everyday with images of smog over cities, glaciers melting, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, overflowing landfills, garbage islands in the Pacific. As a country we all share some of the blame and yes there ... Read More »

Home Solar Power, 5 Tips to Boost Efficiency

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Home Solar Power The production capacity of solar panels depends highly on the numbers of bright, cloud-free days they are getting. Tampa, Florida, for instance, has the perfect climate for utilizing the solar panel systems, as this coastal city enjoys 246 sunny days every year on an average. However, exposure to sunlight alone cannot ensure the optimum output; you can ... Read More »

Save Energy in Your Home

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Save Energy Energy conservation is becoming an increasingly important issue. Not only are the current methods of generating energy harmful to our planet, but they’re also becoming progressively more expensive with the gas and electricity prices being on a seemingly never-ending rise. Instead of turning a deaf ear every time someone mentions the words “global warming” or “saving the planet”, ... Read More »

Eco Friendly and Sustainable Green Building

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Eco Friendly and Sustainable Everywhere you turn today you can hear people discussing and considering “going green”. Due to the rate at which we are exploiting it, our planet is not sustainable and over the years we will slowly run out of natural resources that we need to survive. So, if you’re also one of the people concerned with this ... Read More »

Air Conditioning: Energy Saving Tips

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Air Conditioning It seems summers are only getting hotter. Every year we tend to waste a lot of electricity on running Air Conditioning units to keep the temperature down to bearable levels. On the other hand, energy saving mentality, also known as green thinking, has become the important lifestyle initiative. In order to balance on a tight rope of keeping ... Read More »

Home Energy Savings Infographic

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Home Energy Savings Replace older incandescent light bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs that consume less energy. Make sure attics and basements are properly insulated. Change HVAC filters monthly. Install a programmable or smart thermostat. Wrap your water heater with an insulated blanket to prevent heat loss. Put timers and/or motion detectors on outdoor lighting fixtures. Replace older appliances with ... Read More »

Green Homes, when Flipping a House

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Green Homes The benefits of green homes are numerous, both for builders and buyers. With eco-friendly construction practices, you can reduce a property’s carbon footprint, increase its value, and feel good about your sustainable contribution to the planet. One study showed that houses with green certification labels sell for 9% more than their counterparts, while a Realtor.com survey revealed that ... Read More »

Energy Efficient Homes: A Buyer’s Guide

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Energy Efficient Homes Environmentalism has become more than just a passing trend in the 21st century, rather it has become a way of life for many mindful individuals across the globe, and the movement is becoming increasingly popular with each passing year. Read More »