When Above Average Is Not Good Enough
Let’s imagine two neighboring families on a residential block—the Joneses and the Smiths. Their homes are of comparable size and age, and both are families of four, living typical middle-class lifestyles. ...
This is the final installment of my series on green residential building. In this column, I want to emphasize the importance of residential behavior on green buildings. There are a number of actions and behaviors ... [continue reading]
Prairie Crossing, a community outside of Chicago, offers families energy-efficient, green living. [continue reading]
Some pundits have suggested that the next international conflicts will not be over oil, but over water. Not long ago, an uproar was stirred in our area in the upper Midwest when it was discovered ... [continue reading]
The California Solar Initiative (CSI) has run into some unexpected hurdles for certain residential customers planning to install PV modules on their homes. Under the terms for those requesting rebates, households are required to ... [continue reading]
Most of you reading this magazine are probably lucky enough to have energy conservation efforts in your area. Many of these efforts take the form of programs that encourage, support, and incentivize energy saving but ... [continue reading]
Marge Anderson is the Executive Vice President of Seventhwave, a non-profit that advances environmental and economic sustainability. Her passions include ...
Much like the race to build a better mousetrap, it often seems like there’s an endless stream of ...