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This weekend's tax free holiday in Virginia could buy you more than just energy efficient appliances and electronics.
Some countertop appliances cost more to operate than to buy, says the founder of a Bethesda lab that offers an independent analysis of those costs.
A new home for two local families also stands as a public model of energy efficiency and affordability.
District of Columbia officials are unveiling a new affordable and energy efficient home.
"I think people are becoming more and more educated to the benefits of building a more green, energy-efficient home," said Mark Lancaster, owner of Middletown-based Lancaster Craftsmen Builders.
The 55 homes will feature cost-saving, green technology, including solar panels, energy recovery ventilation and geothermal pipes.