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You don't have to live in an eco-village in Lincoln 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.

Williams Drilling CO Inc
(402) 759-3702
329 South 10th Street
Geneva, NE
 
Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association
(402) 489-4215
4200 Witherbee Boulevard
Lincoln, NE
 
Merritt D H & Sons Sand & Gravel & Ready-Mix
(402) 435-3213
827 South 26th Street
Lincoln, NE
 
Kembel Sand & Gravel CO
(308) 632-2717
132 Kembel Road
Scottsbluff, NE
 
Sierra Lawn Care - Country Shop
(308) 836-2444
501 East Pacific Street
Callaway, NE
 
Richard Burton AIA NCARB
Corporate Architecture & Design
402-326-1212
7500 Glenwood Circle
Lincoln, NE
 
National Walking Sprinkler
(402) 475-3400
507 J Street
Lincoln, NE
 
Sinclair John E Architect
(402) 476-7331
700 Q Street
Lincoln, NE
 
Elkhorn Valley Equipment Inc
(402) 368-5318
300 East 1st Street
Tilden, NE
 
Panhandle Land Surveying
(308) 247-2602
870 South B Road
Morrill, NE
 

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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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