Careful Consumption: On Energy and Water Usage

Best of 2011

Energy and water are two of the biggest resources we use in homes and we've written a lot about both of them in 2011. Here is a small sample of tips, tricks, resources and good questions about energy and water from the last year.

TOP ROW
• 1 9 Visual Feedback Energy Management Products
• 2 Tips for the Slow Home: Conserving Energy
• 3 5 Tips For Reducing Your Energy Bill (Inhabitat)
• 4 To Stop Wasting Energy, Simply Set a Timer
• 5 5 Ways to Conserve Water and Energy (Practically Green)

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 5 Ways to Collect and Reuse Water for Plants
• 7 10 Ways to Capture Rainwater for Use in Your Home or Garden
• 8 Facebook Unveils Social Energy App
• 9 Energy Monitoring For the Home and the Kids: 2 New Systems
• 10 TopTen Helps You Find the Most Energy-Efficient Products

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 5 Ways to Remodel Green in the Kitchen
• 12 2011 Light Bulb Wars Tests 18 Lightbulbs
• 13 DIY Water and Energy Upgrades from Boost Home (Dwell)
• 14 Why Front Load Washers Are More Efficient
• 15 Are Water Softeners "Un-Green" For Household Use?

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Welcome to Re-Nest's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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