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How to Install Energy-Efficient Windows
Learn what Energy Star ratings mean, what special license your contractor should have, whether permits are required and more
"what Energy Star ratings mean, what special license your contractor should have... reduce energy costs along with their carbon footprints. When it comes to your home... Perhaps more about single hung vs. double hung or something about casement windows. Or... up" in energy returns because the ceiling and floors are more of an energy factor... windows and energy efficient shades - usually costs less than replacing the windows, and..."
What's LEED All About, Anyway?
If you're looking for a sustainable, energy-efficient home, look into LEED certification. Learn about the program and its rating system here
"sustainable, energy-efficient home, look into LEED certification. Learn about the program... Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is just one certification that helps... questions about certification are likely going to be, "What's in it for me? and "How... on in EnergyStar v.3 as a pre-requisite. The new EnergyStar standard is so difficult... must meet Energy Star standards. So they are all essentially Energy Star homes. But..."
Houzz Tour: Scottish Farm Cottage Looks to Sun and Stars
A sheep field is home to a small, energy-efficient house that pulls ideas from mobile home design and raises the style level
"small, energy-efficient house that pulls ideas from mobile home design and raises... then took about two days to put up.” The cottage operates off the grid, with solar panels... is not about offense...it is about "do you like it...or not"...and I don't. You are... love the energy and thought in this lovely space will try to find it, to stay in..... is not about how much we have, but the quality of our life. Believing that "necessity..."
Salvaged Materials Triumph as All-Stars of Sustainability
When you save manufacturing energy and have a beautifully crafted home to boot, it's a win-win situation
"manufacturing energy and have a beautifully crafted home to boot, it's a win-win situation... amounts of energy to manufacture. So recapturing that energy and using it again and again... is less about aesthetics and more about being frugal, using what you have, and has... it's all about supply and demand. So the good news is there's a lot of demand for these... everything about your home, especially the turquoise doors! Thanks for sharing foxhuntmom:..."
Energy-Efficient Windows: Decipher the Ratings
To choose the right energy-efficient windows for your home, first you need to know what the labels mean
"right energy-efficient windows for your home, first you need to know what the labels... And all Energy Star windows should have an NFRC label. (Note, though, that Energy Star... have the Energy Star label may or may not be rated; then it's time to check with the... to find energy-efficient replacements. And selecting new windows involves industry... Star bases its ratings only on U-factor and SHGC, which are explained below.) Windows..."
Zero Net Energy: A Hardworking-House Term to Know
Homes that consume only as much energy as they produce by renewable means are a goal for builders. Learn what ZNE means for you
"as much energy as they produce by renewable means are a goal for builders. Learn what... “zero net energy,” or ZNE, you will soon be hearing it everywhere. Most simply it means... as much energy as it can produce by renewable methods. Since buildings consume about... nation’s energy, the savings and implications of ZNE are enormous. For several years... Department of Energy has supported innovation in this area by sponsoring the Solar Decathlon..."
Room of the Day: Colorful Living Room Hums With New Energy
A Broadway poster inspires the makeover of a much-redecorated space, this time with vibrant new upholstery and a faux fireplace
For the Boys: 5 Homes With Masculine Energy
"write this about dudes." Well, busted, but these are seriously chic spaces where real... nothing chic about shabby chic. I detest clutter. Note the trend for less pillows on the... Arthur, a star Houzz pet.See the rest of this home This stunning apartment in San Sebastián... ideabook about the Seven Deadly Sins. This shot served as gluttony.See the rest of this..."
Upgrade Your Windows for Beauty, Comfort and Big Energy Savings
Bid drafts or stuffiness farewell and say hello to lower utility bills with new, energy-efficient windows
"account come energy-bill time. But government regulations and advances in glass-making... of our Energy Star certified products: "The U-factor measures its insulation. Basically... not very energy efficient. When considering energy upgrades we first look to adding... was all about peace of mind. I do not have to worry about being away and putting up... a lot about energy efficient windows and doors. NanaWall offers customizable window..."
Houzz Tour: See a Concrete House With a $0 Energy Bill
Passive House principles and universal design elements result in a home that’ll work efficiently for the long haul
"super-energy-efficient Passive House design principles. He hasn’t lived in the house... expecting his energy bill for the year to be $0.... ... 0 energy bill. Not only no energy costs but a house that will stand the test... point about the concrete...... Go the Kiwis! :-) Love everything about this place... explain more about passive energy and it's implementations. We're building in sunny costa... hearing about the effective ways you made use of the energy. House is awesome because..."
Easy Green: 10 Ways Toward a Zero-Energy Home
Imagine never paying an electric bill again. With a zero-energy home, it's possible — and anyone can make it happen
"a zero-energy home, it's possible — and anyone can make it happen... a zero-energy home is one that produces as much energy as it uses. A worthy green... net-zero-energy home would also mean paying zero dollars on energy each month. Although... going zero energy requires a good deal of effort and planning, it is something that can... toward zero-energy: Start with one or try them all, and before long you will see your energy..."
Guest Picks: 20 High-Energy Beach Towels
"thought about purchasing a complementary beach towel to throw over one of the chairs... North Star towel is on my wish list. The blues really pop. Love it! Leitmotiv... to love about polka dots? This pretty towel features four different stripes and polka... North Star beach towel is no exception. I love how it's truly unisex (without being... of the stars. Jonathan Adler knows how to do pattern. This blue beach towel features..."
Stay Cool About Picking the Right Refrigerator
If all the options for refrigeration leave you hot under the collar, this guide to choosing a fridge and freezer will help you chill out
"think about refrigerators, much less obsess about them, until we're faced with dropping... Another big energy hog: the water dispenser and ice maker. In U.S. Energy Star program... w/questions about refrigerator energy efficiency. Things I learned while refrigerator hunting:... on of energy use. & if you really want cradle-to-grave energy efficiency, find out... sleek, Energy Star model? The American "counter depth" still stick out. I have..."
Insulation Basics: What to Know About Spray Foam
Learn what exactly spray foam is, the pros and cons of using it and why you shouldn’t mess around with installation
"to hear about some people having health issues but this can also be said about the... suits and Star Wars truck back to patch up the potentially small bit of wall you just... curious about the possible health issues from any chemicals....I already have enough... agent about your Pollution liability coverage, off-gas coverage, installer/contractor... carefully about air sealing your home especially your OLD HOME! There could be numerous..."
Houzz Call: Tell Us About Your Dream House
"talking about the practical stuff, like new hardwood floors or kitchen counters. I'm... talking about your ultimate home fantasies. They may or may not be feasible, they might... Tell us about your dream house. What does it look like? Share your thoughts in the... heating, energy star appliances, zero-voc paints, sustainable harvested lumber, 'green'... coming down about 10 inches. So it's sorta like you're in a valley of snow at night. Bowl..."