Eco Ed and his wife Julie Tung renovated the 240 year-old historic home to be environmentally sustainable. The Chicago Tribune recently featured Eco Ed for the renovation work he did on the 240 year-old Victorian home. The main lesson Eco Ed learned from this project was that ”No matter how bad a shape it’s in, with… [Continue Reading]
Eco Ed returns in the award winning series Newly Greens. In this episode, Ed conducts an energy audit to help an elderly home owner to reduce unpleasant drafts in her home. To help eliminate cold air coming in, Ed suggests replacing a typical fireplace with a fireplace insert.
Eco Ed goes to reality TV! “Newlygreens” is an award-winning series that focuses on healthy, sensible living. Like many couples, Greg and Connie decided they want to go green. After doing easy weekend projects, they decided to take advantage of NJ’s program to help homeowners to make improvements in insulation and heating equipment called Home Performance… [Continue Reading]
CNBC uses Eco Ed’s home to explain the financial benefits of investing in a “green” home. After installing solar panels, insulation, and other energy efficient technology, his house was 80-90% more efficient and put cash in his pocket!
Learn how an energy audit can help save you money, improve comfort in your home, make sure your family is safe, and more. Eco Ed’s energy bills actually generate cash. The first step is getting an energy audit if you would like the same for your home or building.
Find your feet cold, feeling drafts around your home, or think your heating bill is too high? You are not alone. The “Ridgewood Patch” recently published a popular yearly post by Eco Ed about solving these house-warming problems. Read the full article “Saving Energy and Making Your Home More Comfortable for the Winter” This article [...]
Eco Ed responds to a mother’s question on how to become more sustainable to kick-off the school year. Learn how to keep your young students healthy, travel efficiently, what products to buy, and other back-to-school tips.
Dear Eco-Ed: These past few weeks have been so hot, we are discussing installing an in-ground pool in our yard. I know that a pool can be quite an energy hog. Is there a way to make a pool eco-friendly? We stopped going to the municipal pool years ago, as there were always goose droppings [...]
The warm weather has arrived. Time to use those saved up vacation days to travel. Traveling is an easy way to increase your carbon footprint (bad news). But there are guilt free ways to make your vacation an eco vacation. Stay local – save money on flights and spend the money locally. Indulge in activities you [...]
We are more connected than ever. You are sitting at a computer with an iPhone in your pocket, the Kindle is in your bag, along with an iPod to use when you go running. That is a lot of electronics. Where do electronics go when you throw them out? Electronic waste, known as “E-waste”, refers to the [...]
Eco Ed joins the Green Divas to talk about climate change and offer us some ways to reduce our carbon footprint. First understand what your carbon footprint is Then understand what your highest carbon output is from Here in NJ the top two culprits are transportation and home energy use This issue of climate change is a hot [...]
Did you realize that plastic contains poisonous toxins? Plastic is found everywhere in our daily lives: wrapping and packing our food, in shower curtain liners, lubricants, and yes, even sex toys (now we have your attention). This has resulted in 96 percent of women and babies testing positive for BPA (bad toxin) in their system. Become [...]
Short on ideas for father´s day? Skip the materialistic gift and give your father a memorable experience. Find out what your father likes. If he enjoys the outdoors go on a hike. Does he like water? Yes? Then go jump in the river, do water sports, or go scuba diving. Eco Ed shares ideas on [...]
Maplewood’s Deputy Mayor Kathy Leventhal has brought ‘Eco Ed’ into her home to conduct an energy audit. As a result of the energy audit she will reduce her home’s energy costs by 25%. The mayor claimed she made a wise investment: ”With rebates, we expect pay-back to take ten years, which may seem like a long [...]