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Power primer: Our review of The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy

It’s a storyline that plays out over and over again on bright sunny days, where homeowners with grid-connected solar arrays can become energy producers for their neighbors. From these high-performance, inherently…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 12

We have had the pleasure of hosting hundreds of visitors to the Digitized.House Zero Energy Living Lab home home over the past year. Selected by Fine Homebuilding Magazine as the…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Days 10 & 11

As we were carefully curating the books we would include in this 12 Days of Sustainable Reads series, a trio of books by noted architect Jeremiah Eck kept rising to…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 9

A welcome outlier in what we have noticed as a dearth of sustainable reads on the shelves of major booksellers, The Water-Wise Home is a well-executed guidebook that is primed…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 8

The book Water: Yours, Mine and Ours is a treasure of a find we made back in 2013 at The Rainwater Revival, an annual event held in the often drought-stricken…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 7

Sustainabilize in place. That is a term we have crafted to capture the essence of the evergreen process for remodeling, retrofitting, and rethinking your existing dwelling to decrease its collective impact…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 6

Taking a page from the playbook of the online architecture and design community Houzz.com, 150 Best Eco House Ideas draws its core strength not from words, but from well-executed photographic essays.…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 5

In the technology-laden world in which we live, our mobile computing devices are enriched with high-definition screens that can display millions of colors, never mind that the human eye can…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 4

British author Dominic Bradbury was not content on staying within the geographical boundaries of the United Kingdom while writing the book New Natural Home: Designs for Sustainable Living. And it…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 3

For Day 3 of our 12 Days of Sustainable Reads series, we could not resist revisiting a recent article on one of our favorite books: The TreeHouse Annual 2015, a decidedly…

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