After several years of concept and development, architect Ed Binkley came up with “the shelter series” — small, green, affordable abodes — to be used as relief housing, guest housing, small scale developments, or pretty much anything else. These homes range in size from 300-1,400 square feet and can be built without breaking the bank.
I’ve been working with a fantastic web designer, Dave Onkels of Dotvita, to migrate this massive four-year blog from Typepad to WordPress. After Typepad’s parent company was bought by VideoEgg, I decided it was finally time to make the move. So here’s what you’ll find as you start using the new and improved Jetson Green.
On average, water heating is the second largest energy expenditure behind heating and cooling, according to information on the Energy Star website. Folks spend anywhere from $400-$600 per year on water heating, so it’s a good area to scrutinize when trying to save energy at home. In South Carolina, thanks to a grant from the state energy office, 60 homes received a shiny, new Velux solar water heating system to showcase the benefits of this technology.