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