by Patrick J. Galvin
Home builders know that when it
comes to saving energy, it all starts with
the way they build and insulate a house.
But when most consumers think of saving
energy, they look to the kitchen and
bathroom. After all, this is where the
major energy-users (appliances, plumbing
fixtures and ventilating equipment) are
But the fact is that a lot of energy can
be saved in kitchens and bathrooms.
And since sales of new houses relate
directly to what consumers think—in
other words, energy savings in kitchens
and baths are big selling points—
featuring energy-efficient kitchens and
baths can help clinch a sale.
What the Statistics Show
According to the U.S. Department of