This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.
Most of us don’t realize that the majority of our energy-efficient equipment we use daily in our homes and businesses runs on direct current. But, the power coming in to our buildings is alternating current. This conversion results in lost energy. A solution to prevent this amount of lost energy is achieved by integrating dedicated DC systems.
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On-demand tankless water heaters are becoming more efficient, and as a result, more accepted in homes. They require no storage tank, heating water directly only when hot water is needed.
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Water is just as precious a resource as energy in the Proud Green Home of Louisville.
If you want to be at the top of the green building programs, you have to do the best of everything.
Despite moving into a larger home, their energy bills were lower than in their previous house.
The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.
Manifesting the concept of right-sized living, the Flex House is designed to help homeowners use exactly the amount of resources they need.
One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.
Going green can do good for more than just the planet, it’s also good for our wallets.
More than any other room in the house, bathrooms are resource hogs.
With California codes forcing high performance and resource conservation into new homes, the developers must be creative in creating communities that attract buyers.
To help consumers and building professionals choose the right kitchen and bathroom product for homes, two plumbing fixture companies have opened new showrooms.
Turn your home into an Instagram-worthy living space without breaking the bank.
Many people are able to save hundreds of gallons of water every year with a few plumbing upgrades and lifestyle changes.
Maracay officials say this makes the company the only large-scale homebuilder in metro Phoenix building homes to achieve LEED certification.
As energy efficiency continues to improve, water conservation is becoming the next frontier in residential building.
With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.
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WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Upgrading to more efficient WaterSense labeled products can help us to save billions of gallons of water in the country every year.
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