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Making YOUR home a SMART / GREEN home - Part 1
This article is a way in which a client and planet conscious Realtor, gives back to his clients, the community and mankind.
 
Don't avoid purchasing an older home just because it does not have all the bells of whistles of a new 'green' home.
 
There are some easy ways to reduce utility costs without sacrificing luxury.
 
Part 1 – LIGHTING AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION
 
Recessed lighting has been considered a luxury upgrade in residential housing since the 1960’s.  Recessed lighting can fixtures provide a nice general and accent lighting and replace the need for lamps and multiple hanging fixtures. It is estimated that the greenhouse gas from regular light bulbs alone is equal to that of the emissions of 800,000 cars per year. And that if all US households just used only 1 high efficiency light bulbs, that savings would save enough energy to cover the entire energy consumption of 3 million US Homes (energy consumption facts from Energy Star)
 
HIGH COST LIGHTING: The one negative about recessed can lighting is that each fixture generally requires a 60-75 watt bulb, so when you add up what might be 6-12 cans or more in a living room, you ... more

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