Dream Green Bulletin – Issue 112

Welcome to the July Edition of the Dream Green Bulletin!

In this issue:
  • Gorgeous Green Roof Hub Is Here!
  • Green product review: Green Roof Rage
  • Energy Saving Tip of the Month: Basement Blessings + What is YOUR Favorite?
  • Inspirational Quote

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Green Roof Rage: Business Is Looking Up!
(residents are,too)

What do you know about green roofs?

With all of the latest innovations and options, what is available might surprise you!

Green roofs not only save energy and make the surrounding areas cooler (making them ideal for city dwellers especially), but provide a place for the actual growing of vegetation (including crops!) that is ideal for folks with little to no yard space.

Check out this Green Roof Hub for pictures, diagrams, and a sneak peek at some very famous buildings that sport a green living roof!

P.S. - The links at the bottom of each page are there for your convenience - digging deeper can turn up some golden nuggets for saving you time and money.

Be sure to also bookmark this site and keep your eye on it - new pages are being added consistently to help you live better and save more!

Green Product Review of the Month:
Green Roof Research and Technology

The newest pages in the green roof hub tell a fascinating story of green roof research and the many options you have if you're considering a green roof (or simply if you'd like to stay in tune with the latest developments).

You can literally go from "Bare Today to Green Tomorrow" - check out the latest news!

Green roof technology has come a long ways, and what you may not have looked twice at 10 years ago, may be a real option or consideration for you today.

Other ways to save with your roof:

Home solar kits can potentially cut the cost of a home system to a tenth of what a professional system would cost and some DIY systems are still eligible
for many of the green energy incentives offered by the government.
Take advantage of them while you still can!

Energy Saving Tip Of The Month

Basement Blessings + We want YOUR Tips!

Our basement is a good 10-15 degrees cooler than the upstairs living space. This makes it nice downstairs for teaching or washing laundry, but the upstairs tends to stay very warm during the summer months (unless the A/C is running full steam and racking up an outrageous electric bill).

What is the solution?

Well, my son (who has worked in heating and air for years) decided to cut a return vent in the basement to send the cool air upwards, thus potentially saving untold dollars in the future.

If you have a similar scenario in your home, you might check into the possibility of routing cooler air upstairs. A whole house fan can help, as probably would a large fan blowing from the basement area up to the living room area. Use your creativity, talk to an expert or two, and cut those heating and cooling bills down to size!

What is YOUR favorite energy saving tip?

Let's share our favorites and help each other save on those pesky energy bills this year.

Go to the How To Save Energy page and scroll down past the Top Ten Tips. Then leave us your favorite and share it with the world! (Leaving your name is optional)

Let's help each other stretch those dollars until they SCREAM for mercy!

Quote of the Month

"Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities."
-- Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer

Live Green. Save Green. Dream Green.

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