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.
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.
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.
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
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