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Top 100 Eco-Friendly Projects

  1. 16. The Lowdown on Low-Flow Toilets

    DIY Network provides information on the modern low-flow toilet, which saves water and provides ample flushing power.

  2. 17. Green Solution: Formaldehyde-Free Soy-Based Adhesive

    DIY Network's Carter Oosterhouse explains how plywood made with soy-based adhesive improves indoor air quality.

  3. 18. Recycled Wood Workbench Frame

    Lumber from repurposed ceiling trusses is used to construct the frame of a concrete-topped workbench.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 19. Stylish Energy Efficient Bath Lighting

    Energy codes and utility bills are making energy efficient lighting a must. DIY experts suggest products that are functional and fashio...

  5. 20. Eco-Friendly Kitchen (01:00)

    Helpful tips on creating a beautiful kitchen that is "green."

  6. 21. Tips on Saving Energy and Money

    DIY Network host Jeff Wilson shares some tips for saving energy and avoiding costly heating bills.

  7. 22. Integrated Pest Management

    An integrated pest management program employs the least environmentally toxic pest controls first before any chemical is used. The DIY ...

  8. 23. How to Install a Window Sash Replacement Kit

    Windows are the single largest source of energy loss, especially in older homes. Installing a new sash can be a good alternative to rep...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 24. How to Install Landscaping Lights

    Solar-powered lights are a good option when there's no electrical source nearby.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 25. Green Solution: Formaldehyde-Free Plywood and Recycled Wallpaper

    Conventional plywood contains urea-formaldehyde, which off-gasses into the air, but eco-friendly formaldehyde-free plywood eliminates t...

  11. 26. How to Install an Outdoor Shower

    Ed Del Grande from Ed the Plumber, demonstrates how to install an outdoor shower complete with a solar water heater.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 27. Natural Countertops are Tops With Homeowners

    When it comes to kitchen countertops, tile has been replaced. DIY Network shows why going natural is gaining popularity.

  13. 28. Eco-Friendly Home (01:58)

    Eco-friendly improvements to your home mean big savings on utilites.

  14. 29. Lighted Onyx Bath Vanity (00:03:54)

    This bath redo is full of "firsts": an in-shower TV, lighted onyx vanities.

  15. 30. Big Bamboo Vegas Kitchen (00:03:11)

    This Vegas kitchen crash uses eco-friendly elements like lots of bamboo.

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