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Which Appliance Is the Energy Hog in Your Home?

Posted by RESNET

Dec 29, 2015 12:08:00 PM

High utility bills are a major concern for many American households today, and it should come as no surprise that appliances account for a major portion of those bills.

Which appliance is guilty of being your home’s energy hog? Hawaiian Electric was wondering the same thing, so they did a study (based on the annual energy usage for a family of four, and a cost per kWh of $0.34); here are the results:

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6 Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen

Posted by RESNET

Jul 7, 2015 11:33:00 AM

The kitchen is the heart of every home, but also one of its main energy consumers.

REDUCING ENERGY usage in the kitchen can be easier than you think, and it doesn’t always mean replacing all your appliances with ENERGY STAR ones! Here are 6 ways you can save energy in the kitchen.

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Three Efficiency Upgrades for Kitchens and Baths

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 8, 2015 12:59:30 PM

There are several easy targets for improving the efficiency of kitchens and baths that don’t require opening up walls.

This 22 cubic foot refrigerator from Amana represents decades of efficiency-driven innovations, including foam insulation with low global warming potential. http://bit.ly/1KUpyG4

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Kitchen and Bathroom Design With Staying Power

Posted by Suchi Rudra

Jun 3, 2015 3:02:00 PM

Truly green kitchens and baths include design elements that will stand the test of time. These projects should age in place along with their owners, while at the same time optimizing energy use and water efficiency.

HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE both sustainability and design that can weather ever-changing trends in a kitchen or bathroom? It’s not easy, and it also depends on whether you’re designing a remodel or a new construction project.

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How to Plan an Energy Efficient Home Renovation

Posted by RESNET

Jan 21, 2015 10:30:44 AM

If you’re going to renovate your home this year, consider taking the energy efficient route. Start by contacting a RESNET Home Energy Auditor or Rater for an energy audit or rating to determine where and how your home is losing energy. If you opt for an energy rating, compare your home’s before and after HERS Index scores to see the difference that energy-saving measures can make.

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