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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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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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Infographic: Europe Leaves the U.S. Far Behind in Race to Reduce Energy Waste

Posted by GBM Research

Oct 23, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The data show that Europe—especially Germany—has blown the doors off the U.S., in terms of energy efficiency.

In a comparison of household energy use, Germany ranks first, followed by Italy and the EU. The U.S. lags behind, at 13th, tied with Mexico.

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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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