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2011 Solar Decathlon Winning Entry

The University of Maryland's entry, WaterShed, which placed first overall, in the U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 in Washingt.

this is pretty much exactly how we are builing our retirement home in SC. Only…

How to Freecycle and Repurpose Tutorials

this is pretty much exactly how we are builing our retirement home in SC. Only it will be a little deeper but all spaced will be completely open to the windows in the front creating bay-like sections in the home for different rooms.

Groundfridge chills food without electricity.#sustainability

Groundfridge chills food without electricity

Groundfridge chills food without electricity. I'm curious how this differs from a basic root cellar.

The Tiny Solar House is a 210-square-foot off-grid tiny house on wheels powered by six 280-watt photovoltaic panels.

Tiny Solar House

The Tiny Solar House is a off-grid tiny house on wheels powered by six photovoltaic panels. I really don't get why more tiny houses don't use the projector/screen technieque for TV services.

With the sun providing heat, you only have to provide the water for this outdoor solar shower. Originally published as

Country Lore: Outdoor Solar Shower - DIY

With the sun providing heat, you only have to provide the water for this outdoor solar shower. Originally published as.use as a hot water heater for outdoor kitchen.

passive solar/thermal heat gain for the house as well as food, nice.

Great idea - passive solar/thermal heat gain for the house as well as food, nice.

Passive solar house plans – Thinking of building any passive solar house; you need to know several basics concerning solar houses. There are 2 types of solar homes: passive solar and lively solar. Passive solar structures lure the energy from your sun through the use of certain house design strategies. Active solar houses also lure …

By SETH MASIA In most parts of the United States, the largest part of a home’s energy budget goes to winter heating. A typical snow-belt home with an oil-burning furnace or electric heat can spend …

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