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High efficiency appliances
Appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...appliances and electronics gets recouped however frequently or infrequently that they are used. Whatever small appliance and electronic item you are looking a...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...Appliances: EXAMPLE 2 High efficiency home appliances have a proven track record for return on investment. Buying the cheaper refrigerator or dishwasher w...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 4: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...appliances within off-grid homes looked quite different from typical grid-tied homes. Electricity generation was extremely difficult and expensive at the home s...

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...appliances. These are both automated systems with their own battery backups, so they continue to operate in the event of a power failure. © Infl...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...Appliances and electrical: Don't underestimate the amount of energy that will be consumed by appliances, electronics and lighting. Read the tags on appliances...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...appliances: All electrical appliances and lights generate heat, everything down to your laptop and TV. But first set your sights on the big offenders: Old...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...appliances: Energy Star appliances such as washing machines will not be the cheapest to purchase, but at 35% to 50% greater efficiency, they will definitely...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...appliances. Along with those incentives, efficient appliances usually save more over their lifetimes than the added cost and will also save you money monthly, s...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...appliances, fixtures, windows and doors . Any products carrying ENERGY STAR label are certified to be a high efficiency option. Other rating systems like LEED f...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...appliances Poorly maintained chimneys Open fire placesLeaking wood stoves Improperly sealed garages attached to homes Make sure any comb...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...appliances. Rather than installing an oversized battery system, you are far better off to upgrade to newer and more efficient appliances. A battery system can...