Keep the indoors cooler with efficient appliances and lighting

The right appliances and lighting fixtures will reduce cooling costs.
You can reduce internal heat gainIncrease in the amount of heat in a space, including heat transferred from outside (in the form of solar radiation) and heat generated within by people, lights, mechanical systems, and other sources. See heat loss. simply by choosing more efficient lighting and appliances. Incandescent light bulbs, for example, turn 90% of the energy they consume into heat. Fluorescent or LEDLight-emitting diode. Illumination technology that produces light by running electrical current through a semiconductor diode. LED lamps are much longer lasting and much more energy efficient than incandescent lamps; unlike fluorescent lamps, LED lamps do not contain mercury and can be readily dimmed. light fixtures produce less heat and more light, while energy efficient appliances use less power and produce less residual heat. Cooling costs will be lower.

Green points

LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. : Up to 3 points for installing Energy StarLabeling system sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy for labeling the most energy-efficient products on the market; applies to a wide range of products, from computers and office equipment to refrigerators and air conditioners. advanced lighting package (EA 8); up to 3 points for installing high-efficiency appliances (EA 9).
NGBSNational Green Building Standard Based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and passed through ANSI. This standard can be applied to both new homes, remodeling projects, and additions. /ICC-700: Up to 8 points for energy efficient lighting fixtures (704.2.1); up to 12 points for energy efficient appliances (704.2.5).

Learn more in the Green Building Encyclopedia


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