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  • Winery Leads to Nature

    By using simple, natural materials and blurring the lines between indoors and out, the Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Wash., connects wine enthusiasts to nature.

  • Cincinnati Green-Home Owners Enjoy Tax Break

    Thanks to legislation enacted this year, Cincinnati residents are eligible for up to 15 years of property-tax exemption for LEED-certified new homes or remodeling projects, and local green builders are reaping the rewards.

  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are a viable alternative to traditional HVAC

    Geothermal heating and cooling systems are earning their reputations as a viable alternative to traditional HVAC.

  • Energy-Efficient Green Products Exterior Lighting Technology Features

    Just a year ago, Marty Bursky never had conversations with his clients about which type of energy-efficient fixture, if any, they should use in their exterior lighting. "Up until very recently," says the president of Cleveland Lighting One, a lighting showroom, dealer, and installer in the...

  • Hardwood Flooring's Green Message Grows on Pros and Consumers

    As recently as a year ago, Epcon Communities was not specifying hardwood flooring in its home market of Columbus, Ohio. The builder of slab-on-grade, ranch condominiums in the $180,000 to $250,000 price range installed carpet and vinyl surfaces in its homes, says Craig Thomas, vice president of...

  • Green Affordable Housing Development Debuts in Ohio

    Rising from the ashes of a demolished 11-acre housing project in Columbus, Ohio's north side is Greenview Estates, and the use of green in the development’s name is no coincidence. The community is Columbus' first energy-efficient, affordable housing neighborhood.

  • Is the lighting in your homes as energy efficient as it should be?

    With electricity prices rising as much as they have been for the last five years, it is important that you outfit your homes with as many energy-saving features as possible. One way to do this is with Energy Star–qualified lighting packages.