green homes

Greening In Place

Posted on 09/5/2013 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesI had the privilege of working with a great team on REMODELING’s Home for Life 2013, a virtual remodeling project featuring universal design and green remodeling principles. Although I wasn’t specifically considering aging-in-place issues in my work on the project, in retrospect, green remodeling provides many benefits for older people and those with physical disabilities, as well as the average homeowner. Retirees’ incomes are often fixed or are even declining. A high-performance home saves energy, ensuring lower utility bills, allowing …

News To Know: Going green? Go white.

Posted on 09/17/2008 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsA new study shows that installing a white roof on all residential and commercial building in the U.S. could net $1 billion in annual energy savings.

News To Know: Smart Homes

Posted on 08/28/2008 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyTechnology is allowing for the creation of more efficient and cusomizable homes than have previously been possible.