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Power primer: Our review of The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy
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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 energy-efficient homes, excess electricity flow...
12 best books to guide a sustainable home journey
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12 best books to guide a sustainable home journey

For our 12 Days of Sustainable Reads series on Digitized House that recently concluded, we selected a dozen books that were much more than members of a carefully curated list: They came straight off our bookshelf or e-reader, where they have been residing for ...
12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 12
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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 recipient of their 2015 Best Energy-Smart Home award, this structure is among the...
12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Days 10 & 11
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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 the top of our review stack. On Day 2 of the series, we selected The Distinctive Home, one of E...
12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 9
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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 to have more than just a ripple effect on home water conservation. Authored by Laura...
12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 8
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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 and water-challenged expanse of rolling terrain referred to as the Texas Hill Country. For those unfa...
12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 7
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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 on the environment. In Eco House Book, author Terence ...
12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 6
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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. There are some obvious benefits here to swiping hardbound pa...
12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 5
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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 discern but a fraction of them. In sharp contrast, for the heavily-ill...
12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 4
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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 shows, as this title is sustainably enriched through internation...