The documentary from Together Magic Films explores the Passive House movement, a new development in home building technology, and how it can help address problems of climate change and the future of our planet.
Gabbing about sustainability today. Sustainability, and its cousin – green – are two words that have many meanings and are often misunderstood.
The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.
Providing quotes and estimates for clients is one of the most difficult construction jobs. Quote too much and you may price yourself out of the running, but quote too little and both you and your client will be unhappy.
Geothermal heating and cooling eliminates the need for outdoor air conditioning units and reduces noise while allowing for more space for residents to enjoy the outdoors
It won’t be long before your swimming pool is your oasis from the day’s hectic pace. Do you remember having problems with your pool’s hot water heater last year? Now is the time to address them.
Builders and homeowners receive a net positive financial return on the sometimes added up-front costs of energy efficient, green or high-performance features.
Electric radiant heat is kept where it is needed – at the floor. You notice this when your feet sense its comfort, making you feel warm even at a lower temperature setting. Conversely, step on a cold floor and you immediately feel cold throughout your body.
Charis Homes built this 4,734-square-foot custom home in North Canton, Ohio, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.
Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.
In addition to a spacious outdoor entertaining area and a full-size chef’s kitchen, a multi-purpose master bedroom was a must have for the owners.
This technology enables homeowners to generate electricity every time they wash dishes, take showers, do laundry, wash cars, water the lawn, and flush.
The ELAN system is especially important as it allows him nearly complete independence, which otherwise may not have been possible.
Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units
Water is a critical part of our lifestyle. What we don’t really understand is the combination of water and energy usage.
They have succeeded in creating a home that will still be standing 200 years from now and will still be regenerative to the surrounding ecosystem.
When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof.
This is the company’s first master-planned community in which each of the homes in all of the neighborhoods will include solar for purchase or lease.
There is an erroneous belief among many building professionals that leaks within ductwork located inside the home, have little effect on overall energy use.
The project will equal Kohler’s total U.S. and Canadian annual electrity demand.