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6 Reasons Why Solar Energy Makes Sense for Your Home

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Now is the time to install solar panels at your home. Why? Prices are down because of government incentives; there are leasing arrangements and power purchase agreements that reduce or eliminate upfront costs; the technology is improving, some home centers have booths/kiosks touting solar electric installations; and more …


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Energy efficiency in the home is not just about saving resources, making less of an impact on the environment, and “greener” living – though all of those things a great in themselves. It’s also about saving money on heating and cooling your home to make it comfortable to live in.

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Fresh water shortages are becoming a serious global problem, with water restrictions emerging in developed countries. Consumers nationwide in drought affected regions of the Western United States are being asked to cut their water consumption. Therefore, some trends and cultural paradigm shifts are occurring, creating an atmosphere of urgency and driving opportunities to educate more people about the seriousness of the problem. As you build your new house plan, here are some tips to remember.

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A commodity today in most countries worldwide, electricity has traveled a long historic journey since the first arc lamp in 1803. Contrary to popular belief, it was not Thomas Edison who “invented” the first light bulb – it was James Bowman Lindsay. If you are building your first home using one of our house plans, you may want to know more about how to illuminate your home efficiently once it’s built.

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Passive solar building house plans and designs feature walls, floors and windows that are made to collect, store and distribute solar energy – rejecting heat in the summer and distributing solar energy in the form of heat during colder winter months.

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The floating spaceship-like oblong structure is known as Whitfield Shore, a condominium located in Guilford, Connecticut, built by well-known modernist residential architect Wilfred J. O. Armster.

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Living in a world where environmental sustainability is a vital concern to the future of mankind, it is important to take note of the consequences of improper building materials and environmental degradation. Green options to asbestos include the use of cotton fiber, lcynene foam and cellulose.

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The best green highlight of this house plan is that it uses the 2470 square feet wisely. An open floor plan keeps the materials used down.

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This craftsman style house plan has some major green advantages and opportunities.

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Heating costs are an expensive part of most of our lives, unfortunately. There are solutions to this problem. Fortunately, technology has stepped in to relieve our pain.

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Mayne, his firm Morphosis, and the media were all shocked when the Federal Building did not meet the LEED requirements.

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