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]
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.
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.
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!
This Old House, an Emmy Award winning TV series and magazine, interviewed Ed on how he restored his home to be The Most Sustainable Historic Home in New Jersey. Learn what Ed and his wife did to save $2,100 on their heating bill and how it works!
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]
What does a sustainable home look like? You may be caught off guard by the original wide-plank pine flooring; the exquisite black-and-white checkered cork flooring; and the beautiful vibrant gardens. Eco Ed Invites You Into His Sustainable Historic Home After watching this video, you will understand how beautiful and healthy a sustainable home can be. … [Continue Reading]
Dear Eco-Ed: It sure got frigid here in a hurry. Some rooms in my home have gotten so cold, we try to avoid them altogether. Our home is older (circa 1928), so it’s tough to know where to begin. Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. – Uncomfortable in Ridgewood
Dear Eco-Ed: I’ve been blowing all of my leaves in the road, as have been all of my neighbors. Is there a better way to dispose of them? I’ve heard that the leaves can provide nutrients to my yard, but I don’t want to leave them in my yard. They make such a mess. – […]
Dear Eco Ed: Village employees are telling me that the sidewalks on my street need to be repaired, at my expense, because the tree roots have shifted them over the years. I love the trees on our block, but why do I have to pay for it? Also, won’t this kill the roots, or make […]
What does a sustainable home look like? You may be caught off guard by the original wide-plank pine flooring; the exquisite black-and-white checkered cork flooring; and the beautiful vibrant gardens. Eco Ed Invites You Into His Sustainable Historic Home After watching this video, you will understand how beautiful and healthy a sustainable home can be. […]
Dear Eco-Ed: I have huge icicles that form on my gutters every year. When they freeze up, it causes water to back up into my attic and walls, which is damaging my plaster walls and causing mold in my attic. I have been told that this has to do with losing heat. It doesn’t make […]
Ridgewood, NJ – “It’s a win-win situation,” the Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn said. “It really gives new meaning to a green initiative.” Ridgewood’s wastewater treatment plant, the largest public consumer of electricity in the Village, officially welcomed a new look this week. The facility now captures waste methane, and uses it on site, through a […]
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 […]