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Window Films for Beauty and Energy Efficiency

Window film is a simple and quick way to give your windows a fun fresh look while increasing your home’s energy efficiency. They work by reflecting and reducing the amount of ultraviolet light and solar heat that streams in through glass windows.

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Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

When designing, building or even remodeling a home to be very energy efficient, much time is spent on the building envelope, electrical systems and appliances. But did you know that exterior landscaping can affect the energy performance of your home?

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Energy Efficiency – Designing, Inspecting, and Testing For it, Part 1

A home is given a numerical score, called the HERS Index Score, which indicates the home’s energy efficiency. The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) introduced the HERS Index many years ago.
A lower HERS Index score means a more energy efficient home. And the lower the HERS score, the lower your utility bills and the more comfortable the house will be. Like the miles per gallon tells how efficiently a CAR uses fuel, the HERS Index Score tells how efficiently a HOUSE uses fuel.

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The Basics of Green Building and Energy Efficiency [Podcast]

On the House Planning Help Podcast, Ben Adam-Smith and his guests talk about building homes that are comfortable for us, but also kind to our environment. Like many of us, he is educating himself before he builds his own home. He’s exploring how we can build better homes and he’s passionate about educating people to build more sustainably and with greater energy efficiency.

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