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Get over it! Six Lame Excuses Not To Ride
Thursday, 07 July 2011 00:00
Thanks to Treehugger, this post is reproduced. I'm always finding myself draggin up excuses not to ride my bike to work, but of course I have several jobs in several places across town...so until I get that figured out, I'm going to be driving my car to works.
But as for the rest of you....read on.
CItizen's Co-Op Almost Open!
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 00:00
The long-awaited return of an offical Co-op storefront to Gainesville has some holding their breath. It's been a big dream for the founders, and a long-road to next week. Don't forget to come out and support them.
Start shopping on Tuesday, July 12th and join the Grand Opening on Friday, July 15th.
Green Drinks Tomorrow!
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 15:45
Don't forget that Green Drinks is tomorrow at the home of Deb and Tim Harrell- 6728 NW 34th St. (Sutter's Landing).
Contact Trish Riley for more information:
Replacing Windows? Think Again...
Friday, 01 July 2011 17:51
If you have a Florida home built in the 40's or 50's you might have the old jalousie windows with aluminum framing that might be argument enough for replacing them. But in the summer in Florida there may be other solutions than just replacing old windows, no matter how old they are.
Happy 4th everyone!
Net Zero For The Masses
Thursday, 30 June 2011 00:00
A new company in (where else?) Cal-i-for-ni-a is taking another approach to net-zero homes: affordability for everyone. Getting production costs down through modular building, ZETA Communities announced a deal with Visionary Home Builders for a 22-home NetZero Energy community in San Joaquin County.
To stretch that sustainability further, the company is offering qualified workers the unique opportunity to participate in an employee down payment assistance, homeownership program. This will enable ZETA’s factory workers to buy the Tierra del Sol homes that they are building. Pretty smart. They are claiming that their modular homes take 70% less time to build than traditional buildings and can save homeowners 45% on their PG&E utility bills.
Solar Ivy- Building Integrated PV
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:00
How's this for the best of multiple sustainability benefits? Building-integrated Solar Ivy from SMIT in Brooklyn is using PV as attractive solar collectors as well as wind harvesters. What's more they provide shade for decreased heat-gain on the sides of buildings or wherever they are located. Click here for the slideshow.
Solar Panels = Higher Resale Value
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 00:00
A new study out of Berkley Lab shows that California homes with solar panels installed on them sell for more than their panel-free counterparts:
How Is a Home’s HERS Index Calculated?
Monday, 27 June 2011 15:50
A HERS Index, or Home Energy Rating can be a useful tool to calculate energy savings on an existing or even a planned home. What is it and how is it calculated?
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