Project Green: Tips on how to begin going green in the home

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Posted on March 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 1:22 PM

(WHAS11) - From your home, to your car, to the food you eat, there really are so many green options. Where do you begin? Going green can be a daunting task with all the options and new technologies. But, there are some pros out there who can help you out. WHAS11 Meteorologist Ben Pine caught up with the Energy Pros at this year's Home, Garden, and Remodeling show.

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Some ideas they suggested were to start in your kitchen, turning your typical pantry into a sustainable pantry. You can also head out to your yard and switch to a rubber mulch, or on your trip to the grocery store start using reusable bags. Even your dog can help out by using earth friendly chew toys.

"You can always change things in your bathroom, we now have dual flush commodes, with a low flush as well as a normal flush. There's also a washer and dryer that's energy efficient too, that's energy star labeled, where your washer can save you 26-gallons per load," said Kelly Doyle, Operations Manager for the Energy Pros.

Chip Keeling of LG&E says Kentuckians use 25% more energy than the average American.

"We just did this in our family, we went around, and got thinking, we got the two computers, six TVs, five receivers, the DVD players, add it all up and it can be a pretty good savings, an average customer could see $50-60 a year in savings, and it could go up even more," said Keeling.

"The largest investment that you have is your home, from your foundation if you're building a new home, HVAC, windows and doors, the air/ceiling/framing you're doing on a new construction home, as well as insulation, there's so many things that you can do to make your home more efficient," says Doyle.

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