Energy-star Approval
Green Building Tips
by: Kenya McCullum

Energy Star appliances are designed to meet the highest efficiency standards, and, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, each one translates into a savings of at least $50 per year on your energy bill. For resources on how to incorporate money and environment-saving products and programs into your home, click here. You’ll find a comprehensive list of compliant manufacturers, as well as a rebate finder for savings on energy-efficient products. energy star refridgerator 
  If one in 10 homes used Energy Star-qualified appliances like GE’s Profile fridge, it would be like planting 1.7 million new acres of trees.

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One Comment

  1. Steven Reddy June 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    By any standard of green, the home itself should be Energy Star rated, not just appliances and lighting. LEED for Homes mandates ES and it is the preferred way to meet the energy section of the NAHB Green Standards. The issue is that the majority of log home packages can not meet the required blower door test or if they do at construction, will fail soon after. If you intend to build a true “green” log home, in narrows your options quite a bit and you need to be prepared to upgrade you basement and ceiling insulation quite a bit.

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