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Save Money by Saving Energy

In honor of Earth Day our links are all ways to help you live a greener lifestyle…

1. In honor of Earth Day 2014, WatzzOn and the Earth Day Network have put together some tips to save you money, energy, and help protect the environment:

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Urban Garden

2. Part of being “green” is buying food that is grown closer to home. For one San Francisco couple that meant growing their own. Read about the couple’s edible garden at Houzz:

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What it Means to be Green

3. What does it mean to be “green”? According to the Environmental Protection Agency being green means:

Definition of Green Building

“Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.”

 

What are Ironhaus’ “green” policies? Check out our Green statement to learn more. We also employ a manufacturing process called Lean Manufacturing that relies on using only the resources you need, resulting in less waste.

What are you doing in celebration of Earth Day? Have you incorporated “green” design into your homes, living space, or work spaces? We’d love to hear how. Drop us a line at press@ironhaus.com and you could be featured in an upcoming blog.