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bill. How it works: Solar panels are photovoltaic (PV) cells. In a nutshell, these special batteries harness sunlight, transform it into energy, then send that energy to an inverter, which converts it into electricity to power the home.
from our west facing roof where we could use shade & might be incorporated into a decent design. This would be in addition to the 2 shade structures
good idea to use panels as shade structures
Solar panels arranged to form shade
way to incorporate the solar panels as a shade
solar panels do triple duty: They create energy but they also shade the inside space and shed water away from the operable garage-type door. Thanks to this canopy, the large opening unites inside and outside even when it rains.
“Solar panels” — Carrie Valladares
ZeroEnergy Design
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Passive House Retreat
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structure and proposed the Passive House standard. The resulting home consumes only one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built only to code requirements. Architecture | ZeroEnergy Design Construction | Aedi Construction Photos | Greg Premru Photography
Stephanie Horowitz to build a "passive" house — one heated primarily by the sun. Horowitz is a principal architect at ZeroEnergy Design (ZED), a firm that specializes in energy-efficient architecture. "My clients wanted a home that was small, affordable, low maintenance and durable," she says. Thus, ZED
side harnesses energy from the sun in the winter through specially glazed, high-performance windows and doors by Schuco. Cedar siding will weather naturally into a silvery gray.
“back to nature” — Joseph Wong Teck
Mary Prince
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Lake Front Home, Burlington, Vermont
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Windows are beautiful. Please give detail about their solar efficiency, what brand, and are there tax credits for energy efficiency?
argon filled. You can find out more at: http://www.pella.com/windows/product-lines/architect-series.aspx. No tax credits currently in Vermont for energy efficiency, but great savings on fuel bills!
plenty of sunlight? Harness that energy by installing solar panels on your roof, and you may be able to cut way down on your heating bill. An active solar heating system (which usually includes panels as well as a storage tank of heated liquid) can collect and store energy from the sun, which can then be
plenty of sunlight? Harness that energy by installing solar panels on your roof, and you may be able to cut way down on your heating bill. An active solar heating system (which usually includes panels as well as a storage tank of heated liquid) can collect and store energy from the sun, which can then be
“Different view” — tlpilkinton
Glenvale Kitchens
Wenge and White
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Induction cooktops. These energy-efficient appliances have finally made their way stateside from Europe.
fingers of wee family members. Induction offers very even heat distribution, and a pot of water will boil within a minute, which makes this a very energy-efficient appliance. This particular model has been installed flush with the countertop. Your stone or quartz countertop producer will cut a recessed line
fingers of wee family members. Induction offers very even heat distribution, and a pot of water will boil within a minute, which makes this a very energy-efficient appliance. This particular model has been installed flush with the countertop. Your stone or quartz countertop producer will cut a recessed line
“incorporating a mirror” — deerock34
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VILLA BLACK AND WHITE
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Exterior blinds for energy efficiency best installed in new construction.
Exterior blinds, which are best for new construction --- think dining room addition off the kitchen. Ext. blinds are better for energy efficiency.
exterior blinds; good for new construction; more energy efficient too
exterior blinds for energy saving idea
“terrace steps” — dmiscoll
California Home + Design
Living Room with Beautiful Fireplace
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They can be quite energy efficient, and because the glass doors are always shut and the fireplace exhausts to the outdoors, they are a healthier choice than traditional wood-burning fireplaces or gas logs without airtight doors. Bottom line: A gas fireplace insert can provide efficient warmth and ambience
They can be quite energy efficient, and because the glass doors are always shut and the fireplace exhausts to the outdoors, they are a healthier choice than traditional wood-burning fireplaces or gas logs without airtight doors. Bottom line: A gas fireplace insert can provide efficient warmth and ambience
fireplaces and vented gas logs; you can choose a model with adjustable flames so you can control the amount of warmth it gives off. They can be quite energy efficient, and because the glass doors are always shut and the fireplace exhausts to the outdoors, they are a healthier choice than traditional wood-burning
“fireplace” — spizza
Noel Cross+Architects
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Villa Terra
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wall finish eliminates need for painted walls. 13. High Efficiency Windows Use of energy efficient dual pane thermal glazing with “Low e” coating at all doors and windows reduces heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter, cutting energy use. 14. Engineered Structural Lumber Extensive use of
grid when it is needed most, on hot summer afternoons. 6. Hydronic Radiant Heat Floor Use of hydronic radiant floor heating system saves energy, is more efficient for residential heating, is more comfortable for inhabitants, and promotes superior indoor air quality over forced air systems. 7. Natur
in winter, greatly reducing the heating and cooling loads and energy use. 2. High Content Fly Ash Concrete Foundation Use of high content (25%) fly ash (industrial waste byproduct) in place of Portland Cement results in reduction of energy consumption and green house gas emissions associated with Portland
“Pattern on curtains” — callienelsen
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Peconic Bay House Kitchen
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management and recycling program in their plant operations. Energy Conservation: The project utilizes efficient windows and low-E glazing that exceed energy star rating for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and U-Factor. In addition to incorporating energy star appliances, Architects: Joseph Tanney, Robert
solar panels and its high efficiency geothermal HVAC system, this house is its own power plant, contributing power back to the grid daily. Green Keys: Site: This compact prefabricated home features many sustainable assets ranging from site selection to the use of renewable energy. A sustainable site evaluation
installed. Geothermal HVAC: The HVAC system is an energy star approved forced-air geothermal unit. The open loop geothermal well eliminates exterior condenser units, minimizing ozone depletion and global warming contributions. Photovoltaic System: A renewable energy generation system is incorporated into the
“Ceiling - not bad” — pj700
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