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?Read More
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Beyond giving homeowners the information they need to make their home more energy-efficient, the Home Energy Score can also showcase the energy investments you’ve made in your home to make it more attractive to potential buyers in the future.Read More
Bluewater is a mission-based company building a movement driven by the desire to innovate the world’s best water purifiers because they believe everyone is entitled to drink water free of contaminants.Read More
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.
Did you know that most water heaters use more energy than all other household appliances combined? This podcast will help you decide if a conventional water heater or a tankless water heater is the better choice for your new home. And the choice is probably not as cut and dry as you think.Read More
There’s a reason that a key component of green building is water efficiency and reuse. Nationwide water use statistics are nothing short of staggering. And some experts estimate that as much as 50 percent of water used for irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, wind, or runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.Read More
In the average home, showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and washers. Yet until now, there’s been no way to intelligently know how much water is used while showering. With the WaterHawk smart water-saving showerhead, all of that changes.Read More