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Making Better Buildings

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014:

“From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods – entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of […]  Read more from > Making Better Buildings

University of Maryland WaterShed

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012:

“Instead of focusing only on energy efficiency at this year’s Solar Decathlon, the University of Maryland is also tackling water conservancy with their entry, WaterShed. WaterShed was inspired by the ecosystem of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. WaterShed is an example of how natural water resources can be maintained and protected by homes and buildings, and the […]  Read more from > University of Maryland WaterShed

Energy Efficient Chest Fridge

Sunday, March 25th, 2012:

I saw this fridge a few years ago on Build it It’s a great site like I keep saying with hundreds of practical projects. Several years later and now I’m asking the same questions as the author below. Why haven’t more people made the switch to this super energy efficient fridge? “Using vertical doors […]  Read more from > Energy Efficient Chest Fridge

Slash Energy Bills with Window Quilts

Friday, December 16th, 2011:

Installing window quilts is one of the simplest, easiest ways to save on energy costs. It’s right up there with caulking, weather stripping and adding extra roof insulation in terms of rapid payback. Window quilts would probably pay for themselves in just one or two seasons. With something so simple and obvious you’d think more […]  Read more from > Slash Energy Bills with Window Quilts