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NAHB Remodelers offer a "Top 8 Energy Efficiency"
April 20, 2007
The National Association of Home Builders offered a few homeowner tips on energy efficiency during the National Green Building Conference in St. Louis.
Install maximum insulation in
the area to be remodeled.
Install high-efficiency windows instead of those that just meet the energy
Seal all exterior penetrations in the area being remodeled.
Purchase only Energy Star ®-rated appliances.
Install only low-flow water fixtures.
Upgrade to an Energy Star ®-rated water heater, or better yet a tankless
Purchase the highest efficiency HVAC system you can afford.