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Archive for May, 2012

Matt Grocoff
May
30
2012
Eliminating your energy bills is possible. We’ve proved it with our historic net zero home we call the Mission Zero House. It’s not magic. It can be done with smart planning and existing off-the-shelf technology.
Matt Grocoff
May
29
2012
In Part 2, we saw how we used to build homes that recognized the patterns of nature to provide us comfort and happiness. Many preservationists like to talk about how “old homes are the greenest homes.” But sadly, the impact our homes have had on the planet over the last century and a half has been devastating to the biosphere upon which all life depends.
Matt Grocoff
May
28
2012
Many preservationists proudly assert that “old homes are the greenest homes.” While old homes start with an embodied energy advantage over even “green” new homes, the energy used to operate them quickly burns any historical savings unless the structures undergo deep energy retrofits.
Conrad Neuf
May
25
2012
As a veteran and someone who has had close friends make the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country, Memorial Day has always had special meaning. The
Shannon Lee
May
24
2012
My 1950's Rambler got a new roof this week. I watched as the old asphalt shingles came down and the new shingles went up. Looking up from the ground, I was