High Performance Healthy HomeContemporary Kitchen, Calgary
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What Energy-Efficient Appliances and Interior Materials Did You Use? Creating a more sustainable home also comes down to the elements used inside it, including appliances, furniture and other interior finishes. This is also an opportunity to add smaller sustainable elements to the house if you aren’t tackling a major remodel or new build.In this duplex in Calgary, the designers at Lighthouse Studios Residential Design employed a number of sustainable features in the interiors. They used Energy Star-rated kitchen appliances, which can be more expensive upfront than conventional appliances but can lead to more than 70 percent energy savings (and long-term cost savings). They also installed long-lasting materials, hung LED fixtures and incorporated vintage furniture — an easy sustainability move. Your turn: What sustainability features have you incorporated inside your home? Upload your photos in the Comments.
4. Reduce energy costs with efficient appliances. Lighthouse Studios installed Energy Star-rated kitchen appliances. Like the windows and doors, these high-end features cost more upfront. But with potential savings of up to 70 percent over alternate choices that are less energy efficient, Lighthouse gave their buyers a long-term savings plan. Dishwasher: Miele; wall oven and microwave convection oven: Bosch; refrigerator and cooktop: Fisher & Paykel