Passive Solar Sunroom Addition, Breckenridge, CO

Passive Solar Sunroom Addition, Breckenridge, CO

Breckenridge has a very high elevation making the sun incredibly bright, almost blinding. The people are active in the area and seem to be very fit. Obviously the ski hills make the area famous, but it is also a great place to visit in the fall. Innovative Energy RenewablePower.com helps homeowners in Breckenridge and area, educating […]

Greening before it became popular, Los Angeles, CA

Greening before it became popular, Los Angeles, CA

Julia developed an interest in sustainability over 30 years ago. She spent years learning and transforming her 1911 home and yard into an ongoing eco-research centre, allowing her home to be open to tours – having toured over 15,000 visitors throughout the years. She has inspired countless others to raise and encourage environmental awareness and […]

Net-Zero, Leeds Platinum Home, Cupertino, CA

Net-Zero, Leeds Platinum Home, Cupertino, CA

This home in Cupertino seemed to have every green and modern feature imaginable. Homeowners David and Stephania are 2 of 3 principles from “Integrated Design Associates, Inc. (IDeAs) is a California and Colorado based consultancy providing electrical engineering and lighting design services for buildings.” There were many exceptional green technologies used, but when it came […]

Off-Grid Straw Bale Home, Northern California

Off-Grid Straw Bale Home, Northern California

I had been really looking forward to this stop on the tour…some long off dream of living on an acreage with an off-grid home and my own art studio… that is my dream, Stan and Judy are living theirs. Stan and Judy live off-grid in an area of northern California between Mt. Shasta and Mt. […]

Extremely ECO Renovation, Belmont, CA

Extremely ECO Renovation, Belmont, CA

David of MyEarthBoundHome.com introduced us to two of his clients, both have lived in their homes for about a year. Yao and Chris, Belmont When Yao and Chris found a great home, with a fantastic view overlooking a 200 acre park, they bought it knowing that some renovations were required to bring this sixties home […]

Eco Friendly Remodel, Eugene, OR

Eco Friendly Remodel, Eugene, OR

Somewhat in the centre of Oregon, just off the Interstate 5, is Eugene. This city seemed to have an exceptional quantity of solar panels. We saw roof panels in just about every residential neighbourhood we passed. We did interview two couples in this green city, but the timing didn’t work out for us to interview […]

Net-Zero Re-Build, Portland, OR

Net-Zero Re-Build, Portland, OR

This family, originally from Switzerland, found a home in the neighbourhood they wanted, but the existing home didn’t meet their desire for an energy-efficient – net zero home. Marcus and his family, bought the home about 10 years ago with the intention of renovating. Marcus originally started by taking the second floor walls down to […]

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. […]

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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