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Dec 29, 2015 12:08:00 PM
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:
Jul 7, 2015 11:33:00 AM
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.
Jun 8, 2015 12:59:30 PM
Jun 3, 2015 3:02:00 PM
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.
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.
Dec 16, 2014 3:26:08 PM
We are done with Black Friday and Cyber Monday but not the most consuming season of the year. It may be a little late for Black Friday, but are there ways to make this consumer season green? I say yes. And so does Green America.
Nov 19, 2014 12:32:37 PM
Now here’s a question for you: which kitchen appliance is always on the go, provides a bright light in the deep dark of night and gives you what you need when you need it? Your refrigerator of course! And as the hardest working appliance in the kitchen, there are a few things you should know about how to keep it functioning in the most energy efficient manner:
Nov 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM
I'm often asked whether replacing an appliance is worth the cost--both in real dollars and in potential reductions in environmental impacts. The answer is yes to both.
Jun 20, 2014 6:49:00 PM
A FEW YEARS BACK, I wrote an article called "Building Blind," that exposed some major flaws in the way products are installed in new homes, with no regard for how one product limits the lifespan of another. For example, putting thin asphalt felt (tar paper) under clay roof tiles means you will have to remove those tiles when the paper fails in about 20 years, whereas the tiles might have lasted for centuries.
Jun 18, 2014 7:33:00 PM
Appliances that are not operating in an energy efficient way can be one of the reasons for your high energy bills. If you’re wondering which appliances cost the most money to run, here’s a list of the top five:
The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system comes in at number one on the list. Up to 44 percent of the typical American homeowner’s utility bill will go towards their HVAC costs. According to ENERGY STAR, once your HVAC system has hit the 15-year mark, you’ll probably have to look into upgrading to an energy efficient version. If replacing your HVAC system is not feasible, here are some steps you can take to help your system work more efficiently:
Jun 2, 2014 10:32:00 AM
1. ENERGY STAR Qualified Dishwasher
May 22, 2014 4:15:00 PM
The modern home is packed with electronics. From TVs to DVD players and gaming consoles, these gadgets, which are so much a part of our lives, also cost us money in terms of energy consumption. In fact, they can add up to nearly 10% of a home’s monthly electricity bill. One of the reasons for this is that many of these products aren’t actually turned off when not in use; instead, they’re on standby, which means they’re still drawing power. They become what are known as “energy vampires”. An advanced power strip can solve this problem, but choosing the right power strip is key to maximizing energy savings.
Similar to conventional power strips, APS are designed primarily to deal with home entertainment areas and home offices. They prevent electronics from drawing power when not being used. APS come in a variety of types to suit different requirements.