Did you make any New Year's resolutions this year? What did you resolve to do? If you're like many folks, you may have resolved to quit smoking, to exercise more, or to keep in better touch with far-flung family members. Whatever resolutions you made (or even if you didn't make any at all) we have a great suggestion to add to your list: make a commitment to do three things to … [Read more...] about It’s a New Year: Resolve to Reduce Your Impact on Mother Earth
As much as I love to focus on interior spaces and how the design you approve and the materials you select can make a home both green and gorgeous simultaneously, the reality is that energy efficiency is a huge component of sustainable living. With the changing seasons, it’s time to admit that your home is not ready for the cold winter and spend an hour or two on the … [Read more...] about Is your house ready for winter?
A metal roof with built-in solar panels is the most energy efficient and longest lasting solar roofing solution. A metal roof will usually last in excess of 50 years, and solar PV panels usually last 30+ years with minimal loss of efficiency or or electric power production. The combination of the two creates a one-time green roofing investment that will pay for itself over … [Read more...] about Standing Seam Metal Roof with Solar Panels
CFLs have several advantages over incandescent light bulbs: they last from 8-10 times longer, use about 75% less energy, and produce 90% less heat while delivering more light per Watt. For example, a 25 Watt CFL provides about 1800 lumens, compared to 1750 lumens from a 100 Watt incandescent lamp. CFLs have come a long way since their introduction. They provide a … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Compact Fluorescent Lighting
We have been off grid for 5 years. We installed our own off grid power system, and designed our own wind turbine. We have produced biodiesel and converted diesel engines to run on Veggie Oil. My background is computers and electronics for over 20 years. We are offering a new service, personal one on one support, in solar and wind, off grid power systems, battery care, … [Read more...] about Off Grid and Renewable Energy Support