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Mitchell Wall Architecture & Design
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The Green House
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senior vice president of marketing and operations at Opower; he calls Opower a behavioral science company. To date the firm has saved users $320 million. “In 2013 we saved enough energy to take the city of Sacramento off the grid for a year,” Morris says.
one who's picked up on the fact that we can influence others through our behavior. Opower is a software company that collects data to help homeowners save money and energy through their utilities. It’s also running the largest behavioral science program in the world, analyzing utility data from 18 million
than they are. The idea is based on research done by Robert Cialdini, a professor, that shows that neighbor comparison effectively motivates people to save energy. The behavioral science term for this type of comparison is "peer proof." “It’s a matter of understanding what your community is doing and feeling
“colors” — pbgaspardo
Portal Design Inc
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Phinney Ridge Seattle
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as you will use. Limiting the space you build will go a long way toward saving money on the immediate and future costs of your project. Aside from the cost savings of building a smaller space, you will realize the long-term savings in heating, cooling and cleaning. Think through whether you really need
Concrete pavers/ pads as cost saving option?
as you will use. Limiting the space you build will go a long way toward saving money on the immediate and future costs of your project. Aside from the cost savings of building a smaller space, you will realize the long-term savings in heating, cooling and cleaning. Think through whether you really need
“Shades” — javedfarooqi
Katz Builders, Inc.
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Shoal Creek Custom Home Five Star Energy
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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
$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 big showpiece like a window wall and go with budget windows elsewhere.
“Clean lines” — Stephanie Brundage
Gaulhofer Windows
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ocean side residence
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There are some rough estimates on metal roof savings around the web. Here is a roof savings calculator. Kenny Craft, CNU LEED AP says: Becky, enjoyed the article! Standing Seam is indeed the longest lasting and a very
There are some rough estimates on metal roof savings around the web. Here is a roof savings calculator.
“Like the roof color” — etaylor777
Leger Wanaselja Architecture
McGee Salvage House
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Leger Wanaselja Architecture The home’s exterior is an assemblage of pieces that otherwise would have gone to waste. Saving the car roofs before they were crushed saved the energy it would have taken to recycle the metal. The poplar bark siding on the first floor is a waste by-product from the
The home’s exterior is an assemblage of pieces that otherwise would have gone to waste. Saving the car roofs before they were crushed saved the energy it would have taken to recycle the metal. The poplar bark siding on the first floor is a waste by-product from the furniture industry in North Carolina
“small perfect” — pandaseatingdragons
Calico Studio
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Ames Lake Studio
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Harvesting rainwater is another really good way to save water. Using it to irrigate lawns and even as the source for graywater in your home would replace the need to use treated and conditioned water where
Harvesting rainwater is another really good way to save water. Using it to irrigate lawns and even as the source for graywater in your home would replace the need to use treated and conditioned water where
using it to wash cars, to fill swimming pools, as graywater for toilets, to fill fish ponds and, when treated, as potable water for daily use.Are you saving water at home? Please share your best tip with the rest of us.
“Storage tank” — Sha-Khan Starks
Arkin Tilt Architects
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Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin
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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 system. Let’s look at some of the basics to consider when adding your own solar water heater. Project: Installing a solar
depending on the project, you should set aside $7,000 to $10,000. While that seems like a large chunk of money, you can usually expect to see big savings immediately. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that monthly bills drop by 50 to 80 percent after a solar water heater is installed. An excellent
wanted to add some energy efficiency to your house, look into a solar water heater. Pickering has laid out all the details of what to expect in costs, savings and time allotted for the project, and a solar water heater is far more attainable than I had ever thought.Full story: How to Add a Solar Water Heater
“fasadna kombinacija” — kompole
Porebski Architects
Castlecrag House
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after your carChecking the tyre pressure of your car is one of the best ways to cut fuel consumption and extend the life of your tyres. You’ll also save on fuel by keeping up to date with services, emptying your car of golf clubs or tools to lighten the load, and by using air-conditioning only when you
need it. Combining errands into one trip just makes sense, and if you can walk or cycle rather than drive, the benefits extend far beyond just cost savings.
“Front door” — jackiharry
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