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Green Building Pitfalls

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 27, 2014

Thanks to growing social awareness of how much trouble the planet is in, more and more people are building green and demanding enviromentally-friendly options in their housing. An entire...


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Keeping the Home Lights Burning With Renewable Energy

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 21, 2013

Skeptics of alternative energy raise some valid concerns when they look across an array of wind turbines or a glittering spread of solar panels: what happens when the wind stops blowing...


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Clean Energy Options for Houses

Posted by Steve Graham | Jun 24, 2013

Many homeowners who want clean, green energy will buy and install solar panels. However, a solar array can be prohibitively expensive. Moreover, solar panels are not an option for many...


The Grocoff's zero net energy house. Photo by the author, green building consultant Carl Seville.

Checking Out a Historic Net Zero Energy Home

Posted by Carl Seville | May 10, 2012

When planning my visit to Michigan to see my daughter graduate college, I took the opportunity to invite myself to spend the night at an over 100 year old net zero energy home renovated...


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How many solar panels does it take to power a house?

Posted by Cris Carl | May 18, 2011

While there are many factors involved in determining how many solar panels to use to power your home, there is a basic formula. Gregg Garrison, general manager of Northeast Solar in...


Sustainability and Beauty in South Hadley, MA

Posted by Cris Carl | Nov 30, 2010

As a young man, John Howard of South Hadley, MA joined the Peace Corps. Howard's experience of how the most commonplace items were used to their utmost in an impoverished country changed...


  The sunroom protrudes from the home for more sun exposure throughout the day. It also provides the homeowners with a view of the front of the house. The long windows and sliding glass door are ideal for passive solar applications.

House Tour: Passive Solar Home

Posted by Caryn Colgan | Dec 17, 2009

Wanting to avoid dependency on oil, these homeowners built an underground, energy-saving home in 1978. Passive solar is inexpensive and easy-to-implement if the home is situated with...


Guide to Selling Power Back to the Grid

Posted by Caryn Colgan | Sep 24, 2009

Owning an energy-efficient solar, geothermal, and/or wind powered home has many advantages. Besides producing free, sustainable, and non-polluting energy, alternative energy sources...