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Tips on Creating an Energy Efficient Study Room

Posted by RESNET

Oct 16, 2014 10:19:57 AM

With the start of the new school year, many parents are turning that spare room or den into a study room for their kids. Here are some tips on how to make it energy efficient so you can maximize savings, and create a comfortable study atmosphere for your kids:

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HERS Index and Meritage Homes: Passing the Savings

Posted by Hilary Daninhirsch

Sep 26, 2014 11:58:33 AM

MERITAGE HOMES CORPORATION is a Top Ten national homebuilder based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company was the first to certify 100 percent of their homes with the Energy Star Program, so it’s not surprising that Meritage also became the first large production company to partner with RESNET to perform energy modeling and certification.

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Working with RESNET

Posted by Hilary Daninhirsch

Sep 24, 2014 12:26:06 PM

THE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SERVICE NETWORK, or RESNET, was established in 1995 as a nonprofit organization to help builders construct the most energy-efficient homes possible, with the primary objective of keeping utility bills to a minimum. RESNET trains and certifies professionals, who can then audit homes and rate their energy efficiency by using the HERS Index. The lower the score, the more efficient the home.

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Energy Efficient Vacation Home Checklist

Posted by Suchi Rudra

Sep 17, 2014 7:51:12 PM

When planning for the construction of a vacation or second home, this list of guidelines will help you minimize its footprint—and even turn it into a “power house.”

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How to Choose Energy Efficient Electronics

Posted by RESNET

Sep 15, 2014 10:06:18 PM

Residential homes have changed a lot over the last few years. Today’s homes are packed with the type of technology that, while making life more entertaining and easy, can drive household energy bills through the roof. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) states that the average household has around 24 electronic devices. And, consumer electronic products account for nearly 15% of the household bill. However, by investing in ENERGY STAR® qualified electronics, you could save significantly on your electricity bills.

1. Audio and Video
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