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The Chinese Greenhouse – Newly Updated H

The Chinese Greenhouse book by Dan Chiras has been updated and is now available in paperback. This comprehensive edition is based upon actual experience in designing, constructing, and using through seasons to grow healthy, fresh vegetables the year around with no connection to the grid! Yes, this type of greenhouse is partially underground so that […]

Spotlight on Home Energy (HERS) Raters

It is clear that President Biden is focusing on upgrading the energy efficiency of existing homes while also planning to build 1.5 million sustainable affordable homes. What remains unclear is that most people do not know the difference between a residential energy auditor and a certified home energy HERS* rater. This is very unfortunate and […]

Solar Investment Tax Credit 2021 Details

The Federal Solar Investment tax Credit (ITC) Details The Federal Solar ITC was extended at the end of 2020 and is comprised of two versions: Residential and Commercial The residential solar ITC remains at 26% for projects that begin construction in 2021 and 2022. The solar ITC declines to 22% in 2023 and is no […]

Update to ‘Do Deep Green Energy Retrofit

Update to ‘Do Deep Green Energy Retrofits Make Economic Sense’ Article

In 2014 when the original article was written our current electronically connected world didn’t exist. One aspect missing from the original article was the vital need for reliably consistent and accurate information to base an energy project’s payback period or ROI* upon. There are many ways to present the findings of a residential energy audit […]