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  1. 1. What Makes a Home Green? 30 Simple and Cost Effective Options To Green Your Home http://sustainliving.wordpress.com/
  2. 2. Prepare For Green Home
  3. 3. Prerequisite #1: Know The Procedure Rebates & Incentives Financing (Optional) Contractors & Raters
  4. 4. Prerequisite #2: Learn The Labels
  5. 5. The Options
  6. 6. Cost of The Options (Bottom Left) $ Very Cheap $$ Cheap $$$ Moderate $$$$ Expensive $$$$$ Very Expensive Rebates & Incentive Available
  7. 7. Green Elements (Bottom Right) Landscaping, Community & Site Energy Water Recycling & Local Materials Indoor Environmental Quality Green Education
  8. 8. #1: Outdoor Lighting Fixtures ✔ Direct All Light Downward ✘ Light Pollution $ Use Solar Lighting
  9. 9. #2: Safety & Social Gathering Front Door with Peep-Hole Porches $
  10. 10. #3: Landscaping Community Garden Drought-Tolerant Plants Drip Irrigation or Irrigation System with Low Reference Evapotranspiration $$ Proper Shade Tree Placement
  11. 11. #4: Landscape Maintenance Mulch Made Out of Compost $$$ Electric Lawn Mower
  12. 12. #5: Swimming Pool $$$$$ Efficient Swimming Pool Pump
  13. 13. #6: Water Efficient Fixtures Dual-Flush Toilet Low Flow Shower Head (< 2.0 gallons or < 7.57 liters per minute) $$$
  14. 14. #7: Efficient Laundry Strategies $ Natural Air Drying Wash Clothes in Cold Water & Limit Washer Duration
  15. 15. #8: Harvest Your Rainwater Tank For Water Storage Rain Gutter $$$$
  16. 16. #9: Energy Conservation Measure $ Smart Power StripTurn Off Your Lights!
  17. 17. #10: Lighting $ Open your windows and lift your curtains to let light into your house!
  18. 18. #11: Energy Efficient Lighting Fixtures CFL Light Bulb LED Lighting Fixtures T5 Lighting Fixtures $$
  19. 19. #12: Energy Star Appliances *Note: Make sure they meet the newest standard levels of the day $$$
  20. 20. #13: Complete Home Energy Assessment $$$ Energy Audit Perform by Accredited Professionals Duct Blaster Blower Door Testing
  21. 21. #14: Home Thermal Scan $$$ Capture images of temperature and heat patterns as part of a complete home energy audit
  22. 22. #15: Insulation Wall Insulation Attic Insulation Insulation Made Out of Recycled Content (i.e. Denim) $$$
  23. 23. #16: Water Heater, Pipe Insulation & Shower Control Hot Water Pipe Insulation Tankless Water Heater Thermostatic Shower Control $$$
  24. 24. #17: Sealing & Air Tightness Duct Sealing Window Sealing $$$
  25. 25. #18: Energy Efficient Windows and Skylights $$$$ Look at the Labeling!
  26. 26. #19: Cool Roof $$$$ White Painted Roof Roof with Solar Resistant Ceramic Coating
  27. 27. #20: Efficient Air Conditioning & Furnace System Smart Thermostat Split Air Conditioning System High Efficient Furnace $$$$
  28. 28. #21: Self-Reliant Energy System Rooftop Solar Panels Home Wind Turbines $$$$$
  29. 29. #22: Assemble Built-in Recycling Center Trash Recyclables (e.g. Glass, Plastic) Compost $
  30. 30. #23: Environmentally Preferable Flooring Bamboo Flooring Wool Carpet Cork Flooring $$$
  31. 31. #24: Contaminant Controls Shoe Storage and Removal Space Walk Off Mats at Each Entry $
  32. 32. #25: High Efficiency Air Filter • Pleated HVAC filters usually has a high efficiency rating • MERV Rating of 6+ are usually high efficiency $$
  33. 33. #26: Ventilation Ceiling Fans Bathroom Fans With Humidistat Humidistat $$
  34. 34. #27: Low VOC Paint and Coatings Paint • Low VOC: <50 grams per liter • Zero VOC: <5 grams per liter Coating for Wood Finished • VOC Content <250 grams per liter $$
  35. 35. #28: Combustion Testing & Carbon Monoxide Monitoring Carbon Monoxide Detector Combustion Testing & Equipment For TestingIt’s The LAW!!! $$
  36. 36. #29: Cabinets • No added urea-formaldehyde in wood products • Cabinets must comply with California Air Resource Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) $$$ • Recycled Materials • Environmental Preferable Products (i.e. bamboo)
  37. 37. #30: Sustainable Education Homeowner Manual Educational Signage $

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