Heating and cooling make up about 56% of home energy usage. However, if that home lacks proper insulation, the homeowner is paying for wasted energy. The best types of insulation to protect home utility costs are safe to use, environmentally friendly and contain a high level of thermal resistance, known as the R-value. This R-value […]
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Watch this video for tips and guides on how easy it is to make your home energy efficient. Find out from Tom Kraeutler who hosts the first ever video podcast by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program.
Sounding a familiar clean-energy theme, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced details of a proposed energy rebate program he hopes will spur demand for insulation and water heaters while creating jobs for unemployed Americans.
The video shows a post and beam antique barn reassembled into an energy efficient home. The resources to heat and cool year round are minimal saving energy and money while protecting the environment. Find out here how to purchase your unique custom post and beam home with reassembly assistance.
Builder Sam Clark, author of Independent Builder: Designing & Building a House Your Own Way, walks you through some of the preliminary steps of planning a sustainable house. In this segment, Sam highlights the ways in which an especially efficient and pleasant kitchen can be designed.
Want to make your home more energy efficient, but don’t know where to start? Take these five easy first steps to make you and your wallet feel better.
Justin Dunning, director of California Green Builder, is interviewed on what is an energy efficient home. Discover more on energy efficient home concept.
These products trim utility bills and protect air quality. A new round of products are ready to help you green up your home for comfort, efficiency and big savings year-round. Check out the following options for smart improvements to add to your DIY project list. Tom Kraeutler is the Home Improvement Editor for AOL and […]
A ten minute video explaining a ComfortWise home features such as Engineered HVAC layout and design, installation protocols, energy code compliance, Tight Ducts, High Performance Glass, and Inspections & Diagnostics. This excellent video shows you what it is like for an energy efficient and self sustainable home. Other excellent energy saving tips that you can […]
Constructed both as a home and a laboratory, this home produces more electrical energy than it uses, saves over 90% of the natural gas it used before the remodel and collects rain water which reduces its overall water use by more than 75%.
With numerous household electrical appliances used in the kitchen, a lot of energy and money can be wasted. In this episode of Green Done Right, host Kahi Lee explains how home owners can make their kitchens more energy efficient. Green Done Right presented by Scott Naturals is a web series focusing on making sustainable-living, budget-conscious […]
This passive solar home is designed to capture and store the suns energy in the windows. These windows contain more than 3000 pounds of water which is capable of storing 75000 Btu’s of energy on a good sunny day. Free, couresy of Mr. sun.
WPBF’s Cathleen O’Toole introduces you to a builder, who’s making money back from FPL with energy efficient house that has the rooftop solar cells installed.
David Snell, the main contributing editor and expert for Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine and author of ‘Building Your Own Home’, gives visitors at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2009 the guidesand tips on how to make your self-build project more energy efficient.
This video shows how well an energy efficient home can work with only the sun’s energy. Not a single heater is installed within the house. But the house’s temperature didn’t even drop a tiny bit even when the outside temperature went down to -4.5F. At times of minimal sunshine, the house temperature only went down […]
Beat Meier is renovating his home to be more energy-efficient; It is so efficient that it will have surplus electricity. He is making money by selling the surplus electricity back to the electric company.
It’s not your grandma’s old-fashioned awning anymore. With many different fabrics, styles and sizes to choose from, awnings are making a comeback as a home upgrade that can enhance curb appeal, expand outdoor living space and protect against UV rays. Backed by a recently conducted energy study, awnings also are a proven way to save […]
9-year-old Carrick shows the ways we made our home more energy efficient.
Windows are a major source of heat loss. On a per-square-foot basis, more heat is lost through windows than any other areas of your house. In fact, the heat lost through a single-pane window is approximately 14 times greater than that lost through a well-insulated wall of comparable size. However, with storm windows, the heat […]
The US Department of Energy reports that decreasing the temperature by 10 to 15’F for 8 hours (while you are at work or sleeping) can reduce heating bills by 5 to 10 percent. Programmable (or set-back) thermostats allow you to program different temperatures for mornings, daytime, evenings and nights on a different schedule for weekdays […]
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