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Birdseye Design
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Vermont Organic Farm
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according to Energy Star. Learn how to locate and seal air leaks and improve insulation in the DIY guide available on the Energy Star website.What is Energy Star? Energy Star is a joint program of the EPA and the DOE. Products that meet standards set by these two agencies can earn the Energy Star label.5
A cozy nook in the eaves is the perfect spot to snuggle up and look up the stars (and beats literally sleeping under them outside).
a few dollars in caulk and weatherstripping (or foam sealant for larger gaps) is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. For more tips on sealing air leaks, visit the DOE's website.
“If we could do this loft thing in boy's area when we lift celling. could we do this.” — Mellie Meston
Katz Builders, Inc.
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Shoal Creek Custom Home Five Star Energy
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Shoal Creek Custom Home Five Star Energy
during the hottest months, electric bills only run $150,00/month. Loft over Master bathroom and master closet overlooking a vista view. This Five Star Energy Home was designed by Travis Gaylord Young of Studio Momentum, Austin, Texas and built by Katz Builders, Inc.
Savings: According to Energy Star, you can save up to 15 percent on your energy bills with Energy Star–rated windows, doors and skylights. That’s $146 to $501 per year when you replace single-pane windows, depending on which region you live in ($146 in California; $501 in New England), and between $71
$71 and $247 when replacing double-pane windows with Energy Star–rated ones ($71 in California, $247 in Florida and $208 in New England).Mixing brands and energy efficiencies based on your house’s position and the sun’s path can also help you save money. Also, sometimes it makes sense to splurge on one
“Clean lines” — Stephanie Brundage
Camber Construction
Kitchen refrigerator
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efrigerators are energy hogs, accounting for 9 to 15 percent of your home's electricity use. Luckily, choosing an energy-efficient refrigerator can be as easy as looking for the Energy Star label, which guarantees the appliance has met government standards. However, all Energy Star appliances are not
not created equal — energy consumption still varies significantly from model to model. The Energy Star website can help you compare models to find to the most efficient refrigerator.Size matters. If you buy a refrigerator too small for your needs and keep it packed full, the refrigerator will have to work
Forgo the ice maker and in-door water and ice dispenser. Studies suggest these features can each increase overall refrigerator energy consumption by 10 to 15 percent.Money- and energy-saving tips:Locate your refrigerator away from sources of heat, such as the stove or oven, which can cause it to work harder
“hidden counter top appliances” — daffols
Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc
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Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc
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cooking and eating. Environmentally friendly design features include recycled denim insulation in the walls, a bamboo floor, energy saving LED undercabinet lighting, Energy Star appliances, and an antique table. Photo: Wing Wong
9. Choose Energy Star–rated appliances. When you are ready to purchase a new refrigerator, dishwasher or washer, look for the Energy Star label to be sure you are getting an appliance that is up to the latest standards of energy efficiency. See more about this
recoup around 65 percent of your investment. Smaller updates such as painting or refinishing cabinets that are still in good shape, or upgrading to Energy Star appliances, can refresh your kitchen's look at a fraction of the cost.
“Same color cabinets that I have. Possible color ideas for paint and stuff.” — Cori Pineda
LASC Studio
Summerhouse Skåne
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(CADR) of at least 250, but the higher, the better. This is a voluntary system, so not all appliances have a CADR. An Energy Star label on any air purifier indicates better energy efficiency but does not necessarily mean it is more effective — so be sure to check the MERV or CADR rating.
(CADR) of at least 250, but the higher, the better. This is a voluntary system, so not all appliances have a CADR. An Energy Star label on any air purifier indicates better energy efficiency but does not necessarily mean it is more effective — so be sure to also check the MERV or CADR rating.
(CADR) of at least 250, but the higher, the better. This is a voluntary system, so not all appliances have a CADR. -An Energy Star label on any air purifier indicates better energy efficiency but does not necessarily mean it is more effective — so be sure to also check the MERV or CADR rating.
“floor” — bevmctigue
Kaufman Homes, Inc.
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Kelly
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3. Wash (nearly) everything in cold water. According to Energy Star, heating the water accounts for 90 percent of the energy used in washing machines. Cold water with detergent cleans as effectively as a warm wash, saves energy, and slows wear and tear on your clothes. Use hot water just when
4. Choose an Energy Star rated washer. When it's time to trade in your old washer, be sure to look for a new model with the Energy Star label — they use half the water and up to 30 percent less energy than standard washers.
“Design” — foxglove1954
Mindful Designs, Inc.
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Energy Efficiency Model Home
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The windows and doors in the house exceed Energy Star standards. Solar panels on the roof help produce electricity. The home is connected to the local power grid, and the owners were the first in the
The windows and doors in the house exceed Energy Star standards. Solar panels on the roof help produce electricity. The home is connected to the local power grid, and the owners were the first in the area to sell power back to the power company.
The windows and doors in the house exceed Energy Star standards. Solar panels on the roof help produce electricity. The home is connected to the local electricity grid, and the owners were the first
“Chair” — jen_evergreen
K & M Designs
K & M Designs
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Choose Energy Star applicances. If you're going to buy a new appliance this year (and you probably should if they're more than 10 years old), make it Energy Star. Most utility companies offer rebates on Energy Star appliances, helping you to save green while going green.
“Everything” — stberry31
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