Renovating or buying a new home can be an overwhelming task, but you can start by designing your home to be resource efficient.
A home that is well-designed and well-equipped with energy and water efficient appliances will not only allow you to save on your utility bills, but it can also greatly enhance your quality of life.
Air-conditioners, water heaters and refrigerators account for about 75% of the total electricity consumption in a home, as seen in the Household Energy Consumption Profile below.
Make use of the practical tips and solutions in this guide while coming up with plans for your new home.
Did you know?Ceiling fans are more effective than standing fans for cooling purposes and they come in a wide variety of colours, shapes and styles to match any home interior design.
Did You Know?Task lighting refers to lighting directed at a specific work area to support a visual activity (e.g. reading, working).
Did You Know?Insufficient spacing will decrease the cooling efficiency of refrigerators, resulting in higher energy use.