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Editor's Top 10 Green Products

Top Green Home Websites

The Lowdown on
Home-Buyer Tax Credits



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Editor's Top 10 Green Products
The editorial staff of The House Designers has spent several months working with their architects, designers and builders to find out what green home building products they would recommend to consumers looking to build their dream home. Here is our list of Top 10 Green Home Building Products for 2009 based on performance, innovation and design:
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Top Green Home Websites
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The Lowdown on
Home-Buyer Tax Credits
Last week, President Barack Obama signed a law that extends through next spring a temporary tax credit of up to $8,000 for some first-time home buyers, which was due to expire Nov. 30. The law also adds a new tax credit of up to $6,500 for certain repeat home buyers. The package, which the government estimates will cost a total of $11 billion, is intended to help spur housing sales, a critical part of the economy.
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ALNO®: recently introduced its newest kitchen cabinet collection, ALNOCLASS, which features modern technology, minimalist details and eco-friendly materials. View their complete collection of green kitchen cabinets.



The LG Ultra Capacity SteamWasher® isn't just a washer that uses steam. It removes over 95% of common household allergens with the Allergiene® cycle and is one of the most energy-efficient washers on the market. View all LG washers.


Solar water heating systems use clean, free energy from the sun to heat your hot water, which accounts for about 15 to 20% of home's energy. Renewable energy systems do have an up-front installation cost, but you'll enjoy an instant reduction on your utility bills. Keep in mind that these systems are not designed to provide 100% of your home's water requirements because of the amount of cloudy days in a year. You can expect them to meet between 50 to 75% of your hot water needs, so having a backup water heater is a necessity.




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