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High efficiency appliances
Appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

Even when sitting idle, almost all TVs, computers and stereos etc., will still be using power. So any added cost for high efficiency appliances and electronics...

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...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...efficient taps. If not, install aerators on them to reduce flow, at no loss of function. Energy star appliances: Energy Star appliances such as washing ...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

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

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...efficient - a high performance home must comprise efficient energy systems and an energy efficient building envelope N - Non-toxic - creating a healthy interi...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...efficient appliances : Make informed choices based on the EnerGuide rating wherever possible; Look for ENERGY STAR certified appliances, and SmartSense applianc...

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...

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...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...efficient, Non-toxic, Durable, User friendly, Resilient and Engaging. This split level home was built on a 6 inch thick concrete slab-on-grade (insulated to R60...

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...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

Is Electric Heating Eco-friendly? Determining whether or not electricity is an efficient and ecologically responsible means to heat a home should include the...