We hear the message day in and day out: It’s time to go green. But figuring out where to start can be daunting.

When you look for advice, you often find wildly impractical schemes about remaking your entire life to reduce your “carbon footprint.” Or you end up having to sort through heaps of perplexing statistics about power usage and efficiency.

Meanwhile, it can be tough to track down what most people actually need: a clear statement of the carbon consequences of, say, switching your light bulbs. And you’ll rarely find out if you’ll save enough on your energy bills to recover the cost of buying new appliances or changing your habits.

With that in mind, here are some answers from RealEstateJournal.com to some commonly posed questions about what to do — and what not to do — to get greener. Full Story