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Book Review: Energy Free Homes for a Small Planet

Book Review: Energy Free Homes for a Small Planet

Posted on 09. Sep, 2010 by .

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Of all the green building guides for homeowners out there, here is one that should be on everyone’s shelf – owners, architects, builders alike. It’s called “Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet” by Ann V. Edminster, a Bay Area local. Everything I’ve been struggling so hard to explain to our Title 24 clients, even in a limited way, is presented in this book with clarity and accuracy, in a very readable and lively prose style. It’s backed by both the latest research and by personal experience and observation.

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Solar Hot Water, Simplified

Solar Hot Water, Simplified

Posted on 18. May, 2009 by .

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It’s relatively easy to let the Sun make hot water for us. Yet, for many contractors, architects and developers, Solar Heated Domestic Water (SHDW) is one “low hanging fruit” that is largely ignored. [...]

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Micro Hydro

Micro Hydro

Posted on 18. May, 2009 by .

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We hear a lot about wind power and photo voltaic power generation, but when it comes to what we can actually do in a practical way, the wind power is often illegal to install in our neighborhood, and we usually can’t afford the photo-voltaic installation. [...]

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