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"Going Green" at Home

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In the design, construction, and operation of a green home the focus is on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and the home's overall impact on the environment. Here are the top 10 steps to greening your home:

  1. Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs
  2. Program your thermostat
  3. Plug air leaks
  4. Tune up your heating and cooling (HVAC) system
  5. Choose ENERGY STAR appliances
  6. Reduce water use
  7. Switch to green power
  8. Use low-VOC products
  9. Plant trees to provide shade and wind protection for your house
  10. Use native plants -- they are hardier and require less maintenance

EPA can help you reduce your environmental footprint and lead a healthier life. Here's how. The links below include both mid-Atlantic and Agency-wide resources.

Mid-Atlantic Region || Mid-Atlantic Env'l Assessment & Innovation || Mid-Atlantic Going Green

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