Mr. Pitt's Neighborhood
With unswerving dedication to high architectural ideals, Make It Right is winning over a sometimes-skeptical public.
Twenty years ago, standard concrete masonry block and cast-in-place (CIP) concrete basement foundation wall systems were the norm for single-family, low-rise housing. [continue reading]
On a small lot in Maine, I finally had the opportunity to put into practice the principles and concepts that I have taught for 18 years. [continue reading]
In 1993, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invited building scientists, architects, and engineers to take part in a program, called Building America, that would bring highly efficient, super-comfortable homes into the mainstream market. [continue reading]
In April 1997, the city of Irvine, California, launched a voluntary program to improve the energy efficiency of new homes built in this planned Orange County community (see "Improving Ducts in Southern California," HE Nov/Dec '97, p. 11). [continue reading]
Ryan Homes of New York recently built a prototype single-family home that sets a new standard for affordable, energy- and resource-efficient buildings-and has the data to prove [continue reading]
Many builders still consider environmentally sensitive design to be an impediment, not an opportunity. However, they are willing to learn more about environmental and energy issues, especially when it allows them to reduce costs. [continue reading]
So there's lots of excellent work and capacity building going on, and net zero energy, low energy, and high ...
I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...