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Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

The principles of green building: A high performance, energy efficient home may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but th...

High efficiency appliances
Appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...efficient ones will be easily regained through energy savings. Just think how we are surrounded by electrical devices like TV's, computers, stereos, charging ...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...efficient and the energy efficiency of a heat pump pool heater is measured by the coefficient of performance (COP). The higher the COP for the pool heater, the ...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

With a heating bill of $77 for an entire winter, the Naugler House is without a doubt the most energy-efficient home in New Brunswick. Not only will it save mo...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...efficient way to produce food because they eliminate the wasted space created by paths found in both traditional row gardening and raised bed gardens. They also...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

Watch more videos Toilets usually account for about a third of the indoor water use of a home , so toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense® label are a g...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...efficient method for you is depends largely on your geographical location as well as the topography of your property. Different regions experience different amo...

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...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...efficient in operation than compact fluorescent bulbs and 16 times more efficient than incandescent. I hesitate to even mention price, because by the time I f...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...efficient operation, and above all, healthier indoor air quality. To read more about the importance of Air Quality in Homes - see here , to read more about ho...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...efficient house. The typical design involves a standard code "tried & tested" traditional stick-framed wall with 2x6s and batt insulation in the cavities, cov...