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UV rays can cause carpets, upholstery and artwork to fade over time. Energy-efficient glass is the very best glass, and you’re doing yourself a favor by blocking the rays from damaging upholstery. Efficient windows other side effect: soundproofing. The thicker the glass, the more sound they’ll
variables associated with each region and the different efficiency factors, working with a window professional can make sense. A pro can assess what works best for your region and even your home’s position. It might save you money to have higher-efficiency windows on a west-facing side of your house, where
where the sun is more intense, and less efficient ones elsewhere to help save you money on overall window cost.
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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
Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers. The tall appliances to the right are a separate freezer and refrigerator installed side by side.
Cabinet colors with dark top and stainless appliances
warm wood cabinetry and stainless steel kitchen appliances
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
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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
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Passive House Retreat, New England, Zero Energy Design This is an elegant house carefully designed to low-energy passive standards. It has a compact footprint with large openings to the
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
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Marble counter, mix of modern and rustic. Love the stone wall, wood floors, but sleek cabinets and appliances.
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out an Energy Star–rated dishwasher, which is at least 10 percent more efficient than other models. And choose a model with several wash cycle options, like "energy saver" and "no-heat drying."Your dishwasher is a stealth energy consumer: Between 80 and 90 percent of a dishwasher's energy consumption
the water needed to hand-rinse.For not-so-dirty dishes, use the light or energy-saving wash cycle, which uses less water and operates for a shorter period of time.Opt for "no-heat drying." The drying cycle consumes a lot of energy.
at the recommended 120 degrees and boosts the hot water for your dishwasher to 140 degrees, as needed to melt newer dishwasher soaps.Money- and energy-saving tips:Always run a full load.Scrape, don't rinse. Hand-rinsing dishes can use up to 20 gallons of water. Scrape food off the dishes and load. If
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. Na
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
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
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you. Plus, with advances in technology, new building envelope techniques are coming on the market with increasing frequency, and new, tougher energy-efficiency requirements are transforming how walls are constructed and bringing an end to many traditional building practices. So it’s more crucial than
1. You’ll save time. You may not know how structural choices can impact the installation of the mechanical system. Or about options for new materials or technologies
Hiring a designer will help ensure that your project meets relevant codes so it can progress smoothly through your municipality’s process. This could save you many sleepless nights and potentially weeks on your project trying to determine what is needed to satisfy the code requirements.
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hydronic system has an advantage over an electric system: It can be used for cooling as well as heating. You can also reap extra savings by combining it with more efficient heat production systems, such as a heat pump or solar water heater. Here in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, for example, one-third of all
experience in this particular kind of renovation. The general contractor or an outside energy consultant needs to be experienced enough to understand the effect radiant heating and cooling will have on your energy consumption, based on your house’s thermal envelope. Cost range: This is a major upgrade
a home must be through renewables, a requirement that is best met in underfloor heating by combining a hydronic system with one of these renewable energy systems.
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Add a Solar Water Heater Lower energy bills without a major renovation by putting the sun to work heating your home’s water As people increasingly build better houses, with more efficient envelopes and lower energy consumption and waste, a greater percentage of the energy we do use is going toward heating
use is the primary energy demand. As a result, here in Europe, many local and national laws now require that a certain percentage of residential hot water be heated by renewable energy. A solar water heater is one way to meet that requirement without dipping too far into savings or renovating an entire
heats up and then passes through a heat exchanger, transferring the heat to the potable water you end up using. These systems are generally more efficient and resistant to freezing temperatures than direct systems. The fluid never mixes with your potable water, helps prevent corrosion in the pipes of
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