For years solar was too darn expensive. Companies like One Block Off the Grid emerged and introduced a new way to purchase solar power using a cooperative model to lower the price. They have a tiered pricing structure . The more people who sin up the better the price of the system. Recently, In Connecticut, SmartPower, using […]
I have the most beautiful view of my valley and garden. However, it is hindered by something called walls. But, with a little imagination and determination a house could embrace the beauty of Mother Nature such as is the case of photographer David Olson and designer Lilah Horowitz’s recycled window house. The front facade of […]
Fall is a great time to look inward at the guts of our homes. Old man winter will be coming. For some, quicker than others. Here are my top 5 “do it now” tune ups before the weather turns against us.
Windows are one of the least energy efficient elements in a building. Heliotrope Technologies seeks to change the “smart window” technology market to increase energy efficiency through the transmission of heat and light with the use of its specialized film.
According to the latest edition of NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Markets Quarterly, the demand of solar PV power (photovoltaics) in the U.S. will increase with about 20% compared to 2012. Much of the growth is thanks to California, Arizona, New Jersey and North Carolina – where 70% of the growth has taken place.
One of my readers asked me how can she makeover her 1980’s laminate countertop without disposing of it. To add on a layer, she asked me how can she make this transformation eco-friendly. I love the way she thinks. Don’t you? Honestly with all the great green countertops out there, it would be […]
One Million bottles of beer on the wall. One Million bottles of beer on the wall. Take one down, crush and spin it around, then there is… Okay, you get the picture. In fact, Realm of Design used 500,000 beer bottles to create the limestone looking green concrete facade of their Nevada 30,000 square foot manufacturing […]
When Ford knocked on my door to visit their headquarter in January, I hemmed and hawed not because of Ford, but who wants to go to Detroit in January? Can you say bone chilling? (Been there, done that.) But they knew how to get a green building geek girl wobbly at the knees and beg for me. Wave […]