08 Jun '11, 3pm

Why It Is Cheaper To Build A Green Home

Why It Is Cheaper To Build A Green Home

Heating and cooling – Perhaps you’ve never considered that you can build a house without having a furnace or radiator somewhere providing heating during the winter months. The good news is that the latest advances in applied building science in the US have shown that we can now actually make a furnace-less, ductless house a reality. The secret lies in putting in thick insulation in the walls and ceilings so that the home is heated from within through the everyday activities of the occupants, such as cooking and computer use. That means that you won’t have to pay for your heating, even in the coldest months of the year. Passive solar design – Still another way to cut down on your heating and cooling costs is to use smart design ideas to make your home cooler or warmer, depending on the season. All you have to do is to effectively control solar energy as it goes in and out o...

Full article: http://www.thegoodhuman.com/2011/06/08/why-it-is-cheaper-...

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