Materials Equipment Jobsite & Business Practices
Install high efficiency heating and cooling equipment.
  • Well designed high-efficiency furnaces, boilers, and air conditioners and distribution systems not only save the building occupants money, but also produce less pollution during operation.
  • Install equipment with minimal risk of combustion gas spillage, such as sealed combustion appliances.
Install high efficiency lights and appliances.
  • Fluorescent lighting has improved dramatically in recent years and is now suitable for homes.
  • High efficiency appliances offer both economic and environmental advantages over their conventional counterparts.
Install water efficient equipment.
  • Water conserving toilets, showerheads, and faucet aerators not only reduce water use, they also reduce demand on septic systems or sewage treatment plants.
  • Reducing hot water use also saves energy.
Install mechanical ventilation equipment.
  • Mechanical ventilation is usually required to ensure safe, healthy indoor air.
  • Heat recovery ventilators are preferred in cold climates because of energy savings, but simpler, less expensive exhaust only ventilation systems are also adequate.


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