Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Energy-efficiency" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Energy-efficiency" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/energy-efficiency Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:07:42 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Energy-efficiency" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Energy-efficiency" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/energy-efficiency <![CDATA[Eight Solar Solutions For A Greener Home]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:16:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111901/eight-solar-solutions-for-a-greener-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111901/eight-solar-solutions-for-a-greener-home Eight Solar Solutions For A Greener Home Posted by olivia456
Think twice if you consider green living is just a passing fad. All over the world, environmentally conscious people are shunning products that consume too much electricity, discharge toxic... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tips for Building a Net Zero House]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:01:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113637/tips-for-building-a-net-zero-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113637/tips-for-building-a-net-zero-house Tips for Building a Net Zero House Posted by Matt Risinger
In this video we identify what it means to build a Net Zero house, and some of the best practices for building Net Zero houses, using one of our own projects as an example. The house we review will generate enough electricity with its Solar Array to have a Zero sum electric bill for the course of the entire year. (Some months the bill will be negative, some months they will have to pay, but overall if you sum the 12 months of the year it will be $0.) Learn more by watching the video below! ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:58:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113604/a-simple-guideline-to-drip-irrigation-installation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113604/a-simple-guideline-to-drip-irrigation-installation A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation Posted by homeofsally
  It is estimated that less than 21% of the earth's surface is filled with fresh water. These statistics show that water is becoming a more scarce resource as the days go by and hence the need to... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:29:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113560/ultimate-electric-hot-water-setup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113560/ultimate-electric-hot-water-setup Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup Posted by Matt Risinger
Gas has been the traditional king of hot water in the US. With the advent of the Heat Pump water heater I think that tide will change. Here's how I'm solving the capacity issue... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Guide to Roof Construction and Inspection]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:16:05 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113489/guide-to-roof-construction-and-inspection http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/113489/guide-to-roof-construction-and-inspection Guide to Roof Construction and Inspection Posted by homeofsally
  Roof repair or replacement is inevitable for any home owner. It is important to beware of the costs and challenges involved when it comes to repairing or replacing roofs. This post seeks to... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Math Help for the Adult Student Returning to School]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:28:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110600/math-help-for-the-adult-student-returning-to-school http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110600/math-help-for-the-adult-student-returning-to-school Math Help for the Adult Student Returning to School Posted by MarinLorena20
In this present world, the majority of adults prefer formal education. While speaking about remaining sorts of individuals, they desired learn the missed things. Few of them made the crucial decision... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:41:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109976/daltile-sponsors-sunset-green-home-project http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109976/daltile-sponsors-sunset-green-home-project Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project Posted by Matt_Higgins
The Sunset Green Home is a project that is not only rebuilding a home essentially destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 but is doing so with LEED Platinum credentials. Making a 70-year-old home meet... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Straw-Bale Bedroom]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:49:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109917/straw-bale-bedroom http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109917/straw-bale-bedroom Straw-Bale Bedroom Posted by KenGutmaker
A storage wall in a straw bale house. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center outside of Las Vegas]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:36:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109824/new-us-forest-service-visitor-center-outside-of-las-vegas http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109824/new-us-forest-service-visitor-center-outside-of-las-vegas New U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center outside of Las Vegas Posted by KenGutmaker
The new visitor center on Mt Charleston provides an opportunity people to expand their idea of Las Vegas. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Harbert Residence]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109565/harbert-residence http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109565/harbert-residence Harbert Residence Posted by MarvinRemodel
The clearest view of Lake Michigan. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Piedmont Residence]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109352/piedmont-residence http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109352/piedmont-residence Piedmont Residence Posted by MarvinRemodel
This Blue Ridge Mountain beauty features top-quality Marvin Windows throughout. ]]>
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<![CDATA[DIY Greenhouse Watering System]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:48:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103868/diy-greenhouse-watering-system http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103868/diy-greenhouse-watering-system DIY Greenhouse Watering System Posted by homeofsally
Greenhouses are a great way to enjoy the fruits of harvest all year long. Not only that, but they dramatically improve the conditions needed to grow plants while keeping them protected from the... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Roof Venting Done Right]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:39:41 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103749/roof-venting-done-right http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103749/roof-venting-done-right Roof Venting Done Right Posted by Matt_Higgins
I live in New England where ice dams are a common problem, which is to say improper roof venting is a common problem. Roof-wrecking ice dams aren't the only reason to make sure a roof is properly... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Insulation and Attics]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:43:15 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103733/insulation-and-attics http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103733/insulation-and-attics Insulation and Attics Posted by Matt_Higgins
Potential Air Leaks in the Attic In a conventional attic, insulation typically placed between the ceiling joists of the rooms below can be only partially effective if air leaks aren'tproperly sealed... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Getting Connected]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:10:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103713/getting-connected http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103713/getting-connected Getting Connected Posted by Matt_Higgins
The world is wireless and your home can be too. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:42:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103711/a-special-courtyard-with-a-specific-purpose http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103711/a-special-courtyard-with-a-specific-purpose A special courtyard- with a specific purpose. Posted by KenGutmaker
A nurturing space was created for visually impaired students and their guide dogs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Going Green with Your Appliances]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:08:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/99687/going-green-with-your-appliances http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/99687/going-green-with-your-appliances Going Green with Your Appliances Posted by Smith009
With significant increases in both environmental awareness and fuel bills over the recent years, there's been much written about the changes we can make to our homes and habits to save money and... ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:38:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96614/how-to-convert-a-generator-to-bio-diesel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96614/how-to-convert-a-generator-to-bio-diesel How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel Posted by homeofsally
  If you are interested in learning how to convert a diesel generator to biodiesel, the good news is that diesel engines are already designed with the ability to accept fuels that are biodiesel... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Small Home, Big Green Features]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:37:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72128/small-home-big-green-features http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72128/small-home-big-green-features Small Home, Big Green Features Posted by CharlotteREPhotos
Small Home, Big Green Features This beautiful new home in Troutman, NC packs a punch in just 2,500 square feet. The homeowners hired custom homebuilder 4G Design Build to build a home that included... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Casey Bay Key House]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:51:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73738/casey-bay-key-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73738/casey-bay-key-house Casey Bay Key House Posted by MarvinRemodel
"Respect the land, and the rest will follow." ]]>
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