There are a host of reasons why many of us are taking a closer look at ‘living green’. As more concerns emerge regarding global climate change, social consciousness is impelling us to examine our habits and behaviors, our ‘carbon footprint’, more closely.

Beyond conscience-driven decisions to adopt more green lifestyles, there is a growing financial advantage that comes with going green. Cost savings that can be realized by driving more efficient vehicles, using energy efficient appliances, increasing insulation, better windows and switching to compact fluorescent lighting all save money and decrease our individual impact on the environment. Overlooked by many of us is that many state governments as well as federal tax provisions are on the books that provide meaningful tax savings to encourage the purchase and use of many green products and technologies. Click here for an article from Realty Times that outlines some of the tax incentives you may wish to take a closer look at.