Posted March 2, 2016 by John Rose
The tiny house movement has become somewhat of a trending topic over the past few years. For most folks, these pint-sized premises are little more than cute, over-grown dollhouses – a novelty, and not something they could seriously see themselves living in.
Posted February 5, 2016 by John Rose
When it comes to green living and being environmentally conscious, your average sporting arena falls at the very bottom of that list. Stadiums and athletic centers tend to be large, open venues with enormous energy demands for lighting, climate control, multimedia needs, and more. These buildings typically epitomize the antithesis of being earth-friendly, but if you look a little deeper, green is trending even in the world of athletic center construction.
Posted November 12, 2015 by John Rose
The holiday season seems replete with ways to lose any sense of discipline you’ve worked so hard to gain since you made those resolutions back in January. And while it’s no secret our diet goals will take a hit between October and December, what about your ambitions to be a good steward to our planet?
Posted June 25, 2015 by Vernon Trollinger
While many homeowners like the idea of making their own electricity, there’s a lot more to solar panel installation than just bolting photovoltaic panels onto your roof. In fact, solar panels only account for 25-30 percent of the total cost of going solar. It’s actually a complicated process requiring planning, technical know-how, and expensive electrical equipement to create a whole system that’s compliant with stand electrical code and is safely and reliable.
Posted June 23, 2015 by Vernon Trollinger
What exactly is renewable energy? A common definition is “Energy that comes from renewable resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale.” This typically includes biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind, ocean thermal, wave action, and tidal action. But in a global society that runs 24/7/365, renewable energy is still considered too intermittent, unreliable, and expensive.
Posted May 12, 2015 by John Rose
Though my budget may not reflect it, I’m a total freak for lighting. Indoor, outdoor, you name it: I want great lighting. But great lighting is an energy suck, or at least it used to be. The latest and greatest advances in light bulbs and how we power them have given the greenest of lighting freaks a real chance to celebrate. Most web write ups on energy efficient lighting focus on what we do inside the house, but with the onset of summer, I thought we might take our discussion outside.