431 summer energy saving tips Home Design Photos

kimberly peck architect
Bovina House
The goal of this project was to build a house that would be energy efficient using materials that were both economical and environmentally conscious. Due to the extremely cold winter weather conditions in the Catskills, insulating the house was a primary concern. The main structure of the house is
the house is so airtight along with the high overall insulatory value achieved from the insulated slab, SIPs panels, and windows make the house very energy efficient. The house utilizes an air exchanger, a device that brings fresh air in from outside without loosing heat and circulates the air within
one-third savings on a rental. But your place will still not be move-in ready.
Retrofit furniture. If you have a freestanding fireplace and nowhere to house your wood, consider retrofitting a piece of furniture. This bookshelf became a creative way to store wood in this home. Design tip: Most bookcases
“Mix of rustic And minimalist” — mcknittey
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John Maniscalco Architecture
2 Reviews
Sugar Bowl Residence
Roof overhang is more energy efficient because it shades from hot north summer sun but still allows lower winter sun to come in through the windows
great way to be more energy efficient
overhangs: Light from interior and exterior fixtures is reflected and spread by the underside of the roof. This means fewer light fixtures and less energy used.
overhangs: Light from interior and exterior fixtures is reflected and spread by the underside of the roof. This means fewer light fixtures and less energy used.See more of this mountain retreat
“Everything” — ckolstad
Castanes Architects PS
12 Reviews
Lake House
Love the look. It is of my type. Just wonder the cost & energy efficiency.
architect here in Melbourne to see if we can incorporate some of these ideas. Really love the design - very clever and great energy saving ideas. Thanks
Hello Bing, Energy efficiency is a big component of Castanes Homes. This house uses a hydronic radiant floor heating system, which is the most effective
tall ceilings. For cooling, we like to rely on passive systems such as cross ventilation, with a smaller a/c system for instant chill for those 5 hot summer days that we get in Seattle :) . In addition the house is zoned into 10 different comfort areas, which act independent of each other, so you can control
“zabradlo” — taminka
Witt Construction
2 Reviews
2009 Showcase Home on Park Alley
Here is an article about how to make an arched entryway: http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Wall---Ceiling/Drywall-Tips/how-to-build-a-drywall-arch
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“Canvas tan” — Suzanne Rigor
Cornerstone Architects
21 Reviews
Rocky River Living
20 years. The home is designed on just under an acre of land with a primary concern of working around the old, established trees (all but one was saved). The exterior style, driven by the client’s taste of a modern Craftsman home, marries materials, finishes and technologies to create a very comfortable
for the family of four. Considerations from air quality, interior finishes, exterior materials, plan layout and orientation, thermal envelope and energy efficient appliances give this home the warmth of a craftsman with the technological edge of a green home. Photography by Casey Dunn
extra texture actually makes the components subtler; the eye skims over the TV and fireplace, instead focusing on the wood, stone and cubbies. Design tip: Even if your fireplace is front and center, you can camouflage it by using the same neutral colors for the firebox as the surrounding stone.
“IDEAS!” — seanaray1
Dining area
Kaylovesvintage Save to Ideabook Email Photo Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair Designers: Charles and Ray Eames Year: 1948 (though the version with these wooden dowel legs
water and allow room for root growth below. Pick vases that won't tip over when the large flowers bloom.Place a bulb in your vessel and add water until it just reaches the bottom of the bulb. Change the water once or twice a week by tipping the liquid out and replacing it with fresh, lukewarm water.Put
that will last another two weeks or so in a cool spot.Once the blooms have browned and died, throw out the bulbs. Water forcing uses every scrap of energy a bulb has to offer, so the bulbs will not rebloom.
“Salle à manger : des pièces iconiques du design contemporain” — Céline de Almeida
Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
4 Reviews
Cow Hollow Historic Home
I have the photo saved to my idea book because I love it. Looks like OneKingsLane.com does too because they're using this picture for today's accessories sale.
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for young professionals, there may be some appeal to the fixer-upper if the price is right. These younger adults without children may have the time, energy and imagination for making over an older home. Even so, the price will have to be lower than if it were picture perfect.Tell us: What have you learned
“Wall unit” — jdoub
Crisp Architects
42 Reviews
Crisp Architects
In New York State, there is a code requirement for closeable doors for energy saving. It should be available at a local fireplace store.
storage Under the hearth, may add doors. Design tip: When designing for storage under the hearth, keep in mind that a raised hearth is made to sit on. Try not to extend the height of the wood storage past
Under the hearth. The spot underneath a raised hearth often goes unused. Make the most of it by creating a spot for wood storage underneath. Design tip: When designing for storage under the hearth, keep in mind that a raised hearth is made to sit on. Try not to extend the height of the wood storage past
“This fire place” — Kellie McDonald
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