A Solar Buyer’s Guide [Giveaway]

Leave a comment below through the end of Friday, October 22, 2010, to be considered for this random book giveaway.*

Recently, Chelsea Green Publishing sent us a copy of a new book, A Solar Buyer’s Guide for the Home and Office, by Stephen and Rebekah Hren, also the authors of the Carbon-Free Home.  Just like the first book, the authors chose a topic that they’re clearly expert to talk about.  Stephen is a builder and teacher with experience in passive and active solar heating technologies, while Rebekah is an NABCEP-certified photovoltaics installer, licensed electrical contractor, and ISPQ-certified solar instructor.


By |October 19th, 2010|Categories: book, Giveaways, Solar|0 Comments

Ice Energy Gets Cash to Cool Buildings

By |October 18th, 2010|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Tech|Tags: |0 Comments

LEED Legalities, Utopian Housing, Greater Business, + Urban Composting

By |October 16th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Efficient Home Earns Elite Certification

Last April we mentioned a noteworthy project called the Passive House in the Woods.  It’s a Wisconsin home with carbon-neutral ambitions designed by Tim Delhey Eian of TE Studio.  It’s also the first Passive House in the state.  PHitW meets the requirements of the Passive House standard, i.e. ultra-tight envelope, high efficiency heating and cooling, and minimal energy demand.


By |October 15th, 2010|Categories: Passive House, Single Family|Tags: , |3 Comments

Peel and Stick PowerPly Solar by Lumeta

This summer, Lumeta, Inc., received UL certification for the company’s innovative PowerPly solar product.  PowerPly doesn’t need a rack or mounting structure.  It’s backed with an adhesive and applies directly to the roof, making installation a cinch.


By |October 15th, 2010|Categories: Green Tech, Solar|Tags: |5 Comments

Bright Modular Ecofelt Buzziskin Tiles

Interior Design just closed voting on this year’s BoY Awards, and the Eco Products category has some excellent entries.  Of which, I noticed this 3D tile called Buzziskin from Buzzispace.  It’s made of ecofelt, or a 100% recycled PET material, in a variety of colors.  Buzziskin is offered in both rectangular and cubic sizes with a self-adhesive backing.  Each tile runs about $150.


By |October 13th, 2010|Categories: Materials, Modern design, Recycled|Tags: |0 Comments

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