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    Editor’s Picks: Energy-Efficient Products

    4 products to help you create a healthier, more efficient cabin

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    5 Tips to a Healthier Home

    We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, according to the Healthy House Institute. So take a fresh approach to how you spend that inside time with these hints for a cleaner interior environment.

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    Energy-Efficient Systems for Your Cabin

    Key considerations in weighing the costs and benefits of energy-efficient systems in a cabin versus a primary home

  4. The home was constructed with not only energy efficiency in mind, but also low maintenance. “Ninety percent of the water off the roofs is collected in gutters and piped into the cistern for use in the irrigation system,” Peter details, “and 100 percent of plant materials are native plants that should require little or no watering once they’ve been established.”

    Energy-Efficient Construction of a Concrete Cabin

    An architect uses an energy-efficient concrete material to construct a LEED-certified cabin that’s as cozy as it is functional.

  5. A solar-water heating system was used by Greenland Energy Dynamics for the 2011 Net-Zero Home of Tomorrow ( Credit: Gregg Fuscaldo and David Yates photo

    5 Green Myths Debunked

    Looking to add energy-efficiency features to your cabin? Make sure you know the facts.

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    How-To: Install Solar Power

    Tips from author Eric Smith on harnessing the sun’s power to the benefit of your home — and your utility bill.

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    Backup Power Generators

    Backup generator power may be a great addition to your cabin’s system to ensure power at all times – regardless of the main source.

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    Smart Meters and Monitoring Your Consumption

    Know the difference between smart meters and smart homes.

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    A Guide to Going Green

    When it comes to energy-efficient building, there is a lot to keep track of. We explain the different green-building programs so you know how to make the right choices for your dream cabin.

  10. Although its roughly 500-square-foot footprint may look tiny from the outside, the one-bedroom, one-bath abode lives well for its size.

    Dynamic Demo: An Eco-Friendly California Cabin

    A demonstration cabin in California proves that you don't have to sacrifice great home amenities for a smaller footprint.

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    Feed the Fire: Low-Emission Fuel Sources

    Keep the home fires burning with these pollution-free alternatives to firewood.

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    Passive solar and other money-saving design ideas

    Passive solar and other smart-design ideas can save you money without huge upfront costs

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    Energy Star Certification: Big Bear Rustic Log Homes

    More proof that log homes are energy efficient as second company attains Energy Star certification

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    Saving trees: You can insist on building without killing

    Log Homes Illustrated gives you the steps to take to ensure your dream home will have a dream setting.

  15. Greenest of the green homes

    Doctor-entrepreneur puts together a green home to demonstrate it can be done

  16. Building Green Tips from Custom Wood Homes

    Author is an expert on energy-efficient construction

  17. 6 quick steps to becoming more green

    Kermit would agree you should consider these environmental solutions

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    9 Simple Ways to Save Energy

    Want to save both money and energy? Check out these energy-efficient savings ideas from the Log Homes Council.

  19. 10 cutting-edge interior design ideas

    Here are the latest trends to create a green and fashionable interior

  20. Organic Architecture

    Bold new green designs grace a home in Chile

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