Elements of an Energy-Efficient House

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When building a new energy-efficient house, the integration of green components can be facilitated through recent technological improvements and construction techniques. Options, costs and styles vary, but most energy-efficient homes have basic elements in common, including:

  • A tightly-sealed thermal envelope
  • A solid insulation system
  • Controlled ventilation
  • Properly-sized and energy-efficient HVAC systems
  • Energy-efficient doors
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • Energy-efficient appliances

Learn all of the basic ins and outs of green elements to reach your home's energy-efficient potential.

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