Okay here's the run down of Environmentally responsible building practices, materials and energy efficient technologies. In a nutshell.
Ready set go.
Tankless water Heaters! - Top of the list for a reason- tanks are huge energy wasters
Energy Star Appliances- Especially the Fridge!!
Front Load Washer- It saves more than water ( use non toxic soap!!!)
Energy Star Lighting Fixtures and Compact Fluorescent- Nearly HALF the energy is used!
Sustainably Harvested Materials- Forest Stewardship Council wood products, locally sourced if possible
Recycling Materials and Material Waste- This is a no brainer, but the construction industry is mostly BLIND to the need for this.
Low VOC Paints and Coatings- Linseed oil on wood, natural plasters add texture- Healthier Living environment
High Efficiency Furnace and HIGH Seer Air Conditioning- This is huge and there are tax credits available to offset the cost
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