This low maintenance house, built in Cannon Beach, Oregon, produces as much energy as it uses. This home incorporates a number of basic technologies in an innovative way to produce heat, hot water, and electricity.
This home, located in Amherst, Massachusetts was designed on a tight budget, proving you can build a beautiful energy efficient home without spending a lot of money. The home's design and many other specific features make this small but beautiful home energy efficient.
When building a new energy-efficient house, the integration of green components can be facilitated through recent technological improvements and construction techniques. And while options, costs and styles may vary, most energy-efficient homes have basic elements in common.
Homeowners can reduce their income tax by up to 30 percent of the purchase price of energy-efficient products, such as windows and doors, thanks to a federal tax credit. Learn more in this publication.
Energy–efficient windows offer some of the most effective ways to make your home green. This research center provides news and information for eco-friendly window options, including high-performance glazing and coatings, and many products made of sustainable and recyclable materials.