Sep 282014

Green Home Facts

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Formaldehyde – is a colorless gas that emits from indoor building materials and is associated with respiratory health problems . See the details and how green homes overcome the problem.

Timber – Appalachian Mountains hardwood timber is sustainable because more trees are planted than are harvested every year.

Spray foam insulation –  can reduce home energy costs by 16% – 22% according to a one year test on 3 identical 3 bedroom homes. Source
Window savings – According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the savings for dual pane Energy Star rated windows compared to single pane clear windows in the Tampa Florida area, is $318 per year. This is based on an average annual energy use for a 2,000 sq. ft., single story, detached house with 15% glazing, gas heat and electric air conditioning, and 2004 energy costs. Source
Light bulbs energy – 5% only, of the energy consumed by incandescent light bulbs is converted to light. 95% is converted to heat.

Buildings energy  – 70% of all the electricity consumed  in the United States is consumed by buildings.

U.S. energy consumption – 40% of all energy consumed in the United States is consumed by buildings.

Home water consumption – 293 gallons of potable water is consumed by a typical home in the united states every day.

 September 28, 2014

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