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...
Denver's Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
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...
This Zero-Energy Passive Mobile Prefab Was Partially 3D Printed
A Ukranian company has recently launched the world's first autonomous mobile prefabricated homes.
As the Cost of Panels Plummets, Energy Utilities Rethink Solar
Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.
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,...
An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert
Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
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,...
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...
101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control
Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.
101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight
Sunlight transportation systems are the pinnacle of innovation in energy-efficient design.
101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be...