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Houzz Tour: Zero-Energy Renovated Victorian in San Francisco
A 1904 home that's entirely energy efficient? Yes, courtesy of solar panels, radiant heating and water reclamation
"energy efficient? Yes, courtesy of solar panels, radiant heating and water reclamation... heating, water reclamation and an organic garden all combine in an energy-efficient... energy-efficient home that still echoes the structure's history. Solar panels, radiant... panels (efficiency 18%) are going to be able to heat 2500SF of living area. The owners... be more efficient, remember we live in northern latitude, not in the Equatorial line..."
Efficient Architecture Suggests a New Future for Design
Homes that pay attention to efficient construction, square footage and finishes are paving the way for fresh aesthetic potential
"attention to efficient construction, square footage and finishes are paving the way for... something efficient? Merriam-Webster defines "efficient" as "productive without waste... idea of efficiency to design when he sought to get rid of anything that wasn't absolutely... of an efficient home has grown in popularity over the last decade, largely in the... energy efficiency. However, energy is only one important part of a home's efficiency..."
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
"energy-efficient windows for your home, first you need to know what the labels mean... energy-efficient replacements. And selecting new windows involves industry knowledge... energy and water bills this summer! http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/29545389/_trid=dm... energy efficient the window. SHGC (solar heat-gain coefficient): How much solar radiation... basically how efficient the window is in allowing daylight in, while also blocking heat gain..."
The Lowdown on High-Efficiency LED Lighting
Learn about LED tapes, ropes, pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient lighting design that looks great
"energy-efficient lighting design that looks great... business of water features and Bubbling Water walls with LED Lights. I display them at... ensure water or condensation doesnt find its way into the light box. I bought some... lighting more efficient and customizable than ever - the possibilities are endless! Here... energy efficient to operate. A few practical tips I learned the hard way when I tried... article are water resistant. We do actually make a waterproof flexible tape product that..."
How to Plan Your Kitchen Storage for Maximum Efficiency
Three architects lay out guidelines for useful and efficient storage that can still leave your kitchen feeling open
Houzz Tour: Artful and Efficient in Austin
"an EPA WaterSense label for efficient water use, and was featured on the 2011 AIA... energy-efficient home that's cost-effective too, why would you not do it?" asks Austin... energy-efficient homes without spending a fortune. "I don't [design this way] because... projects cost-efficient partly by staying involved from start to finish. "Architects who..."
Energy-Efficient Windows: Understand the Parts
You can save money and energy with today's windows — but first you need to know all the window parts and types
"them for efficiency, then it's time to choose new windows. And because you're already... energy-efficient ones that will save you money. The first step is deciphering all... energy-efficient windows. The second step is understanding all the parts of a window... Charm and Efficiency Energy-Efficient Windows: Decipher the RatingsContractor Tips: How... Wood has efficiency problems due to expansion and contraction, so consider aluminum-..."
Houzz Tour: Elegant, Efficient Manhattan Studio
Clever storage, clearly defined areas and high-end materials turn a dormlike New York studio into a stylish space for work and play
"elegant and efficient environment.” Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Michael Pozner Location:... tidy and efficient.Fabulous, well designed! Great design / decor with clean lines,... simple yet efficient functionality. Love it, and want it! whats the size of the shower... higly efficient to ensure that if you slip off your bed while sleeping, you break... for the water tank. That gives you an extra 6 inches of space, which is a big deal..."
Kitchen of the Week: Storage, Style and Efficiency in San Francisco
A growing family gets a kitchen they can work, eat and relax better in — and that’s easier on the eyes
"a more efficient space where they could enjoy daily meals, relax and feel a connection... very efficient and practical. The only thing I can't see how there could be a bedroom... stains, water spots, scratches and cracks. And white - ohmygosh - with children?... The efficient banquette features a flip-up bench that offers hidden storage for... filtered water and acts as a utility sink for various household tasks.Faucet: 33980..."
Update Historic Windows for Charm and Efficiency
"energy efficiency, for a win-win situation.... energy efficient. I purchased storm windows from Home Depot that had screens and they... windows more efficient. Hated to give up the old windows for aesthetic, environmental and... DebateEnergy-Efficient Windows: Understand the PartsEnergy-Efficient Windows: Decipher the..."
Update Your Windows for Good Looks, Efficiency and a Better View
Great home project: Replace your windows for enhanced style and function. Learn the types, materials and relative costs here
"energy efficient while functioning as trim, punctuation marks, statements of quality... energy efficiency or design terms. It's a window salesman's paradise around here... energy efficient as new vinyl windows--and they last for hundreds of years, as long... energy efficiency.First step: Become familiar with the architecture of your house..."
Small Homes Surprise With Comfort and Efficiency
"(called an efficiency apartment — basically one room serving as bedroom, kitchen and living... living efficiently! Wish more designers and homeowners would employ them. : ) mexico... rather efficiently here. On the left is the lounging area with a couch, a coffee table... or less:Efficient Manhattan Studio500-Square-Foot Charmer in Santa CruzIndustrial Minihouse..."
Houzz Tour: Energy-Efficient, 'Lean' House in Maine
6 Efficient, Eco-Friendly Projects
"energy efficiency, health and treading lightly on the earth, yet they are all strikingly... energy efficiency. Aesthetics were not sacrificed for economy. The home is light... built efficiently. Materials including spray-foam insulation, metal roofs where... energy-efficient windows, Energy Star appliances, low-VOC products, and floors of..."
Houzz Tour: Flexibility and Efficiency for a New Seattle Home