California-based EchoFirst, formerly known as PVT Solar, makes an interesting Echo solar system that I noticed locally on the Solaris homes (Style A/Style B) in Daybreak, Utah. It’s the kind of system that could work wonders for a lot of homes because Echo delivers more than just electricity from photovoltaic panels. Echo captures air from under the panels to provide home heating, home cooling, water heating, and fresh air ventilation.
Along the same lines as the recent infographic that we mentioned on green home improvement trends, eLocal recently published a new visual on water waste. Elocal created the graphic, “How Much Water is Your Home Wasting,” using feedback from its community of experts. Here’s what the professionals said:
- Take the lead on sustainability.
- Buildings need avian-friendly designs.
- Study: solar panels found to be contagious.
- Booming solar industry results in delays.
- Avoiding four home remodeling mistakes.
- Going green with cost savings in mind.
- Making net-zero energy a reality.