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Eco-Friendly Home Tips: Bedroom/Living Room
Eco-Friendly Home Tips: Bedroom/Living Room
Posted by avery_dietzen on June 15, 2021
Image by Nathan Oakley We spend a lot of time in living rooms and bedrooms, so we want what’s best for them! If you want to make these spaces eco-friendlier, you can make small, active changes to help make them safer for you and the environment. Paint & Cleaning Products Conventional paints and cleaning products can include VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds. The American Lung Association warns that VOCs can damage human health while the EPA states that VOCs are “common ground-water...
Eco-Friendly Home Tips: Bathroom
Eco-Friendly Home Tips: Bathroom
Posted by avery_dietzen on June 3, 2021
Many areas around the home consume water and energy. But according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), bathrooms use the most water, accounting for more than 50 percent of indoor water use. When reducing the amount of water used, alongside a few other changes, you can create an eco-friendly bathroom! Use Less Water Access to clean, usable water remains a limited resource. By conserving water now, we can ensure access to clean water in the future. Additionally, conserving water...
Eco-Friendly Home Tips: Kitchen
Eco-Friendly Home Tips: Kitchen
Posted by avery_dietzen on May 27, 2021
We cook, wash dishes, and plug in quite a few daily appliances in the kitchen. This means the kitchen consumes plenty of energy and water. It also produces a lot of waste, which, when thrown in a landfill, can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Luckily, making small changes around your kitchen can reduce this amount and make it more eco-friendly! Shut Off Water When washing dishes by hand, shut off the water between each rinse. If you have a two-compartment sink, fill one side up with...
What is Dark Sky Friendly Lighting?
What is Dark Sky Friendly Lighting?
Posted by mark_watola on April 22, 2021
Certifications exist to denote a luminaire’s safety standards, operating conditions, and even energy efficiency. One certification, Dark Sky Friendly, determines if outdoor lights can provide light without contributing to light pollution.   What is light pollution? According to the International Dark-Sky Association, or IDA, light pollution “is the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light.” Light pollution involves multiple elements: Glare- Strong or dazzling light...
What are Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products?
What are Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products?
Posted by avery_dietzen on January 28, 2021
Thinking of going green but not sure where to start? Don’t worry. Changing to a greener lifestyle doesn’t need to involve big changes right away. You can start off small by switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products! Eco-friendly cleaning products allow you to ditch the harmful chemicals stored in your home. Instead, you can focus on cleaning products with safer ingredients for human health and the environment. What makes a cleaning product environmentally friendly? A few...
Environmentally Friendly Heating and Cooling Options
Environmentally Friendly Heating and Cooling Options
Posted by avery_dietzen on January 8, 2021
Photo by Frederico Respini Electricity is primarily generated using fossil fuels. This produces high amounts of greenhouse gases that negatively impact the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency stated that in 2019, 25% of the greenhouse gases given off in the United States were due to electricity, the second largest amount behind only transportation. Not using electricity isn’t exactly an option these days. However, you can help protect the environment by...
Go Green With Outdoor Lighting!
Go Green With Outdoor Lighting!
Posted by Emily Klump on July 17, 2020
Does your yard or patio look a little dim? When thinking of new outdoor lighting ideas, why not go green at the same time? Use solar outdoor lights to liven up your yard and go green without installing costly solar panels. Solar lighting and the benefits increase every year, so make the switch now and improve your home’s energy efficiency. Many people are unfamiliar with the process of solar energy and the benefits, so we put together this list to help convince you to use solar lighting in your...
Eco-Friendly and Smart Warehouse Lighting
Eco-Friendly and Smart Warehouse Lighting
Posted by Tyler Karstensen on April 19, 2019
LED Lighting The first and most important step in making any warehouse space eco-friendly is to change your current metal halide and fluorescent lights with LED replacements. LED lights will use significantly less energy, last much longer, and burn brighter than the competition. The rule of thumb for halogen and fluorescent lights is it cost $1.00 per square foot to light a building. A 50,000 square foot facility will cost $100,000 annually. Transitioning to LED lights can cut that cost...
5 Reasons You Should Switch to LED
5 Reasons You Should Switch to LED
Posted by Taylor Bickham on March 19, 2019
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are one of the most advanced lighting options available. LED lights are measured in lumens instead of watts, unlike their traditional lighting products. Lumens measure the brightness of the bulb. Watts measure the rate at which energy is created or used. The diodes light up after current passes though a microchip. This causes the tiny light sources to brighten. The inner workings of LED lighting are the reason they're so energy efficient. They produce light about...
How To Create A Greener Work Environment
How To Create A Greener Work Environment
Posted by Taylor Bickham on March 14, 2019
Going green poses a great deal of benefits to mankind, wildlife, greenery and the planet we inhabit. Being environmentally conscious can be a significantly rewarding lifestyle choice for not only the environment, but your fiscal life, as well as your health. You can conduct yourself in a "greener" manner while you work with just a few simple changes. Keep Used Coffee Grounds! Don't throw away your used coffee grounds. They can be used to add nutrients to the soil in your office plants. Adding...

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