Thinking about your entrance has as much to do with comfort and convenience as energy.
Here is a solar concept that improves comfort and reduces cost!
After shape, we were able to locate our spaces, always keeping the sun in mind!
The first concept I considered was the overall shape and how that effected heat loss.
Here are some of the philosophies I used to help me think differently when designing our home.
Here are some of my first impressions about the sun, comfort and energy requirements.
If you can't measure it, you can't improve it. What if you have no idea?
A new initiative in Troy, NY to learn and teach how to build homes that use less energy.
Here is a safe way to seal the pesky and leaky gap around stove pipe.
Collection of triangles has solar and manufacturing advantage!
Insulation upgrades, geothermal heat pump, low VOC paints, and many gardening projects make this house greener than ever.
Tim substitutes local fire wood, a little labor and technology for a lot of oil.
You don't have to build a new house to be energy efficient. Here is what we did!
Long-time off-grid, homesteader and philosopher shares his thoughts and home on Solar Tour.
Learn about the advantages of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and our local manufacturer.
Making green choices means healthy, eduring and sustainable - not expensive.
Some think it is magic, but it’s not. Take a glance into the Process and History of this marvelous invention.
Engineer shows how to measure wall's actual R-value based on inside/outside temperatures. Very interesting!
Add energy to your check list when buying a home and you may save thousands of dollars on your next purchase.
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are the most energy efficient way to produce light at home or office.
We should publicize homes that people and builders should dream of and strive for, not this.
For almost everyone it can cost less to be just as comfortable. A home energy audit will show the opportunities.
To reduce the work of wood and protect against fossil fuel price increases, Homeowner invests in Geothermal and Solar Electric.
The materials you choose for your new home can made a huge difference for years to come. Some good ideas and why.
Tina Clarke introduces Transition Town and discusses building her Net Zero Home-Power home to nearly 100 in Greenwich.
Creating Your Path to Energy Independence and a Resilient Lifestyle. An informative presentation by Tina Clarke. 11/16/11 Greenwich, NY.
I'm often asked about the practicality of electric space heaters. Surprisingly they do have a place - a small place in our heating strategy!
Read how high thermal mass can reduce your energy costs and increase your comfort
The seven mistakes that make your home feel less than wonderful and what you can do about it.
Who said energy conser-vation was frumpy and boring? The Hudson Passive Project is a thing of beauty. Its architect is committed to a better way.
Do you remember the gigantic glacier like ice dams we had last winter? Well, now is the time to prevent them coming back.
Choosing the right boiler for your home or business can be confusing. Every heating contractor you talk to will tell you theirs is the best. So, who do you believe?