Passive Solar Vented Sunroom, Eugene, OR

Passive Solar Vented Sunroom, Eugene, OR

What made this John and Heidi’s home unique, was the Passive Solar sunroom. A bright glass room to the rear of the home, south of course. Yes, we have seen sunrooms before, but this one used this warmth to heat other parts of the home. The couple had pipes installed that moved this air throughout. […]

Off-Grid Straw Bale in Goldendale, WA

Off-Grid Straw Bale in Goldendale, WA

Tobiah and his wife, raised their two kids on this five acre homestead. He often gives straw bale home building workshop, so there were a lot of small buildings on his land. Tobiah and his wife live in what they call the round house. This straw bale home includes the kitchen and living areas. There […]

Rammed Earth Home, Summerland, BC

Rammed Earth Home, Summerland, BC

Rammed earth is an ancient building technique using the raw materials of earth, chalk, lime and gravel. It has seen a revival in recent years as people seek more sustainable and natural building materials and methods. Rammed earth walls are simple to construct, incombustible, thermally massive, strong, hard-wearing, have great thermal mass and fantastic acoustic properties. […]

Equilibrium Green Home, Kamloops, BC

Equilibrium Green Home, Kamloops, BC

Our good friends Paul and Danica from Riverside Energy had been responsible for the installation of the Solar Photovoltaics in the Kamloops Equilibrium home and set up a private tour for Mark and I (your eco friend Terry). This home had many partners as you will see in the information below. The Equilibrium Dream Home in Kamloops […]

RV Solar Panel Installation

RV Solar Panel Installation

We are off. The trip is really exciting and in spite of the construction on the road the trip is going really well. Danica and Paul Fletcher of Riverside Energy have graciously set up at homes for us to view on Friday. We enjoyed an evening of conversation centered on renewable energy components and their […]

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