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Eco Village Cave Creek AZ

You don't have to live in an eco-village in Cave Creek to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home™s energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Cullum Homes
8408 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
Services
Custom Builder, Specialty Contractor, Remodeler, Designer / Architect
Membership Organizations
American Society of Interior Designers, Builder 20 Club, NAHB Certified Green Professional, National Association of Home Builders

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Desert Foothills Landscapes
(480) 488-0128
36815 North Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, AZ
 
Desert Horizon
(480) 657-7321
6321 East Morning Vista Lane
Cave Creek, AZ
 
Desert Foothills Gardens Nursery Inc
(480) 488-9455
33840 North Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, AZ
 
Foothills Granite LLC
(480) 488-9003
6774 East Viola Lane
Cave Creek, AZ
 
Legacy Design Build Remodeling
7750 E. Gelding Dr., Ste 4
Scottsdale, AZ
Service Type
Designer / Architect, Remodeler
Membership Organizations
2009 CotY Awards, Angie's List, Better Business Bureau, Chrysalis Award, EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm, NARI Certified Remodeler, Pella, Qualified Remodeler Top 500 2009

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Dixileta Gardens
(480) 502-8445
5335 East Dixileta Drive
Cave Creek, AZ
 
Sonoran Desert Designs Inc
(480) 595-6400
31055 North 56th Street
Cave Creek, AZ
 
Truegreen Landcare - Trugreenlandcare
(480) 595-9744
4237 East Forest Pleasant Place
Cave Creek, AZ
 
Arizona Plant & Landscape Center Inc
(480) 585-5041
29426 North 64th Street
Cave Creek, AZ
 
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Lessons from an Eco-Village

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You don't have to live in an eco-village to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home's energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Energy efficiency is right at our fingertips, says Ted Montgomery of the Ten Stones community in Charlotte, Vt. Your hands turn on the hot-water faucets, turn on the lights, decide whether or not to let your car idle for 10 minutes to warm up, he points out. Things like that are right at your fingertips. It's mostly behavioral.

In addition, he notes, the measures we can take to reduce our impact on the environment also cut costs. Sharing things like lawn mowers -- which we do" are efficient-resource activities. When you're talking about your own home, there is the standard list: Watch the infiltration, tighten up all of the places where air gets in, look at your thermal envelope and keep your heating equipment up to date. Look at the way you consume your hot water, and consider turning down the temperature of your water heater. If you aren't using compact fluorescents, you should be.

Pay attention to your energy intake" and spend a little more in the beginning -- and the experts say you will save in the end.In the long run, it's not more expensive, Montgomery says. Energy efficiency is less expensive in the long run. It's a matter of being clever about how you do it.

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