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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 5: 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...

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...

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...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...appliances, fixtures and fittings; and reducing outdoor irrigation needs through rain water collection and water recycling. Energy & Atmosphere (38 points) ...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...appliances and LED lighting to minimize electrical loads. The asymmetrical gabled roof also leverages coastal storms, collecting rainwater that is funneled in...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...appliances. These systems typically connect to the electrical panel and allow multiple circuits to be monitored simultaneously. When multiple devices share th...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...appliances, venting requirements and ventilation systems. 2.1 Basic combustion venting measures: Meet all of the following requirements: Ensure there ar...