New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES
The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Vegas and there are lots of reports coming from the blogosphere about new...
A Smart, Energy-Saving Thermostat from the Inventors of Modern Air Conditioning
Carrier unveils a thermostat that will help keep your home's energy consumption down.
The Energy Seed
Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I...
A Look at Space Saving Furniture
Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.
Denver's Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient
Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...
101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In
It’s become increasingly common to hear the term“zero energy” or “zero carbon” used to describe buildings that achieve complete...
Great Balls of Residential Energy
When it comes to sustainable energy sources for the home, wind turbines tend to get left out of the discussion.
101 Alternative Energy: Light On
The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...
POWERleap: Energy on the Floor
Over the years the blogosphere has seen a number of stories about generating power from the vibration of people's feet on a train...
Easy Ways to Save Energy
Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called,...
Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan
Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight...
A Storage-Saving Salvaged Wood Kitchen in Brooklyn
A couple crafts an ample, but budget-friendly kitchen in Cobble Hill.
A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
A Zero-Energy Community: Part 6
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
A Zero-Energy Community: Part 8
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
Finding My Latent Energy Use
If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...
Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project
It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in...
101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control
Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.