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Big Love for Big Energy Efficient Homes

Posted by RESNET

Nov 24, 2015 12:12:37 PM

Big homes are back but with one major difference: they’re more energy efficient than ever before.

Americans love big. Big cars, big houses… big is good… until all of a sudden it’s not. A combination of skyrocketing oil and energy prices, along with a downturn in the economy suddenly made the average American consumer think about downsizing everything from cars to homes. And so homes got smaller, about 5% smaller from 2007 to 2010, and less became more.

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Invest In Sustainable Furniture for Your Energy Efficient Home

Posted by RESNET

Nov 17, 2015 9:53:25 AM

As you go about making your home more energy efficient by air sealing it, improving the insulation and replacing old appliances with new energy-saving ENERGY STAR qualified ones, the question begs to be asked: have you also invested in sustainable furniture?

What is sustainable furniture, you ask? Well, as Americans become increasingly knowledgeable about the value of home energy efficiency, they are now also thinking about the quality of their home environment. And that includes furniture too, because depending on what it’s made out of your furniture can affect your home’s indoor air quality.

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Shedding Some Light on Energy Efficient Lighting

Posted by RESNET

Nov 3, 2015 9:22:24 AM

There was a time when no one knew or cared very much about energy efficient lighting, but that’s now a thing of the past.

All across America, households are switching out their traditional incandescent light bulbs for newer, more energy efficient alternatives that deliver the same amount of light at a fraction of the cost. So what are these energy efficient alternatives exactly?

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Tips on How to Have an Energy Efficient Halloween

Posted by RESNET

Oct 20, 2015 10:12:32 AM

Typically, you don’t think energy efficiency when you think Halloween, but you should! And here are some tips on how you can turn your Halloween this year into a “Hallogreen”.

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Whole-House System Approach to an Energy Efficient Home Renovation

Posted by RESNET

Sep 22, 2015 2:42:31 PM

A whole-house system approach to building or renovating an existing home is the most effective method to optimizing home energy efficiency.

How It Works

The whole-house system approach looks at a home as one complete, integrated unit of interdependent parts all working together in tandem. The result is a highly energy efficient home that generates lower utility and maintenance costs, while providing a more comfortable home environment.

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