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Saving Water — Saving Energy

Posted on April 28,2015 by AlexWilson in low-flow

In this weekly blog, I’ve focused a lot of attention on the energy-saving measures at our new home — from the innovative insulation materials we used to the air-source heat pump heating system and our top-efficiency heat-recovery ventilator. What I haven’t said much about are the measures we’ve taken to reduce water use and why these measures save energy as well.

Green Basics Appliances

Select a high-efficiency washing machine

Posted on April 28,2015 by Peterbilt in Kitchen or bath addition

**The best washers use less water and are easier on clothes.** Energy consumption will be lower as well. Look for Energy Star labeling or ratings from the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). Horizontal axis (front-loading) washers are more expensive than top-loaders but typically use less energy and water. However, some top-loading models meet Energy Star requirements.

Green points

LEED for Homes: 1 point for installing a water-efficient clothes washer (EA 9). NGBS/ICC-700: Up to 12 points for a washing machine that saves water (801.2)

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