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Posts Tagged 'energy-efficency'

Insulated vinyl siding and energy efficiency

Once the butt of comedian's jokes, vinyl siding has been improved by leaps and bounds and today has captured a large share of the American market. Its relative ease of [...]

A look at Phillips new LED light bulb

Would you buy a 20-year light bulb for $50 if it will save you $165 in energy bills over its lifespan? But Phillips, the Dutch electronics giant, released its new [...]

What you need to know about solar heat gain

Controlling solar heat gain is one of the best ways to fight back against rising utility bills and protect your investment. Here's all you need to know from the start: [...]

Are you ready for residential solar power?

Home solar power systems have been around long enough that the technology has earned kudos for reliability. Some homeowners have actually zeroed out their energy costs and, in some states, [...]

Top tips for energy efficiency in the laundry room

Your laundry room doesn't have to be a huge energy guzzler. You can affect positive change by switching to new appliances, and by changing your washing and drying habits. The [...]

Bathroom water efficiency and new-generation toilets

The math is simple. An old-style toilet can use up to six gallons of water to complete the flush cycle. Today's low-flow toilets use one and a half gallons. Multiply [...]

Does your home meet miminum energy codes?

Does your new or remodeled home meet the minimum energy codes for construction and design? If you're like most consumers, Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) believes that you have no [...]

Daylight harvesting is coming to your town

Daylight harvesting, once deployed only in large commercial and industrial settings, is getting lot of airtime with home builders and renovators. The process is just like it sounds: You install [...]

Green insulation for new homes and additions

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are among the latest green design building systems used for residential construction. SIPs are panels manufactured with a foam insulating core packaged between oriented-strand board skins. [...]

Try green insulation for health and energy efficiency

If you're committed to going green, you'll be curious about the new generation of efficient, low-impact insulation products on the market. Traditional insulation products can off-gas (at worst) or give [...]