We recently recorded this video intended as a draft to help us work on our public spiel. It needs a lot of work, but I thought I’d post it anyway because it’s a fairly thorough introduction to what we’re doing … Continued
Today, Home Energy Partners came out to spray the closed-cell insulation for the slab and exterior walls. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction Chronology.
This chart is from Mike and Chris at Solarnomics. Progress Energy is our local utility. Combine that with the falling price of PV, and solar is looking pretty good. Check out this graph too. Even though the cost of electricity … Continued
Today, another 20 mil. vapor barrier was spread over gravel, in preparation for the insulation and concrete slab. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction Chronology.
Today, Tim, Billy and other volunteers installed a ground loop, which will be connected to the Energy Recovery Ventilator in the Mechanical Room. These pipes will be filled with water, and will allow the ERV to take advantage of the … Continued
Why does energy use continue to increase despite the constant appearance of better, more efficient technology? Given that energy consumption per dollar of GDP is decreasing (energy intensity is increasing), some people might say that energy subsidies are justified, at … Continued
This just in from Axil. It’s a new Google search engine called “Blackle”. The idea is that since the screen is mostly black. You use less energy while browsing. Makes sense to me. I have no idea how much BS … Continued
Here we have a kilogram to kilogram comparison of embodied energy and carbon dioxide emissions during the production of some common items and building materials. (The values for gasoline are not embodied energy/CO2 emissions of production, but energy and emissions … Continued
Brownie Newman and Robin Cape have proposed an innovative financing model for residential renewable energy. Basically, the city would get people wanting to produce renewable energy on their property to sign on to the program. They’d then go get a … Continued