Do it yourself:
We define a green home is a safe and comfortable home built in a sustainable manner to minimize energy and water consumption.

We define a smart green home as a home that optimizes your investment in green technologies. 


Homes use energy in three key areas:
1) space heating,
2) domestic hot water (DHW) and
3) lights, appliances and Mechanical (LAME)

We use a three tier strategy to design your smart green home
1) first reduce how much energy you use
2) then reuse energy where you can
3) finally replace energy with greener energy

The matrix shows various technologies available to any one to design and build a smart green home:


sample home

Space heating

Domestic Hot Water

Lights, Appliances and Mechanical

Total

Conventional

Construction

32,434

5,704

8,760

46,898

Reduce

compact design

passive solar design

add attic insulation

add wall insulation

add foundation insulation

improve air tightness

upgrade windows and doors

install awnings and shutters

add thermal mass

high efficiency heating

eliminate air conditioner

install low flow faucets

install low flow shower heads

high efficiency hot water heater

insulate DHW heater

insulate DHW distribution

EnergyStar clothes washer

EnergyStar dish washer

Install LED lighting

upgrade to EnergyStar appliances

install phantom energy management system

install energy monitoring


Reuse

install heat recovery ventilation

install drain water heat recovery



Smart Green

8,250

2,531

4,770

15,551

Savings %

74.6%

55.6%

45.5%

66.8%

Replace

solar thermal

biomass

solar thermal

photovoltaic


Final

0

0

0

0


Contact Ronn

Ronn Lepage
ronn@ronnlepage.com
(306) 261-4542
Box 908, Langham, SK S0K 2L0

Contact Ian

Ian Loughran
ian@vereco.ca
(306) 713-0795



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