3 Green Reads For a More Sustainable Home This Earth Day

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine

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Happy Earth Day!! It’s a great day to catch up on some green reading. Here are three recently published books that can give both you and your clients tips and resources for creating a more eco-friendly home or listing.

New Natural Home: Designs for Sustainable Living: This book is filled with eye candy-delicious  images of homes from all over the world that will spark ideas on how to incorporate symbiotic living between a home and its surrounding environment.  It also offers tips to reduce energy use and add sustainable elements, such as lighting, architectural elements, and landscaping.

DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle: A great gift for a recent buyer who’d green-minded and isn’t afraid of DIY projects. This book covers the basics for solar, hydro, greenhouse, and gardening projects – building a chicken run and beehive, for instance.

As covered over at our Styled, Staged & Sold blog today, the instillation of solar panels can boost a home’s resale value, according to a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For those e-reader users out there,Solar Energy – Sustainable Green Energy For Your Home, Your Car And Your Business [Kindle Edition] covers the basics, from the pros and cons of residential solar energy systems, to making your own solar power source.

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