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Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel Basics
Save money on electricity and reduce your carbon footprint by installing photovoltaic panels. This guide will help you get started
My Houzz: Super Efficiency and Serenity Near the Florida Surf
It can withstand a hurricane and earned LEED Platinum certification, but this island home knows how to chill too
Contractor Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Get a Greener Home
Forget a fleet of solar panels (for now). These ideas can make your home a whole lot greener when money or time is in short supply
Austin Modern Home Tour 2012
Central courtyards and intimate spaces in open plans highlight Austin's annual modern architecture tour
Houzz Tour: Innovative Home, Heated and Cooled by Design
Houzz Tour: San Francisco Victorian Renovation with a Modern Twist
Houzz Tour: Mission District Row House
Meet a High-Tech Home That Monitors Itself
Energy vampires have nowhere to hide in this LEED Platinum home, as energy efficient as it is architecturally beautiful
"get the photovoltaic panels? There are many to choose from; we will be putting some... buy a photovoltaic system without state and federal subsidies and grants or enter... Until photovoltaic systems become much more efficient and affordable, this concept... area, photovoltaic may be a necessity with rising installation costs of electric... high-tech photovoltaic collectors, were used to achieve that goal with this house.But..."
Let’s Clear Up Some Confusion About Solar Panels
Different panel types do different things. If you want solar energy for your home, get the basics here first
"put up photovoltaic panels on the front of their house because that's the side that... small photovoltaic panel. Pool cover really helps. We floated "lily pads" of bubble... solar photovoltaic and battery storage become cost competitive with retail grid... power are photovoltaic (PV for short). Panels that heat water are often described as... see many photovoltaic (PV) panels. These are used to convert solar power to electricity..."
'Houses of Maine' Puts Modernism in Its Place — in Nature
Set in the meadows and woods of Maine, the homes in this book give modern architecture a natural context
Modern Homes That Control the Sun
See architecture that creates shade and manages temperatures — and offers some much-needed visual escapism
Is Radiant Heating or Cooling Right for You?
Questions to ask before you go for one of these temperature systems in your floors or walls (yes, walls)
High Design With Solar Panels
"love the photovoltaic skylights. gorgeous! As always, awesome ideabook, educational... panels, photovoltaics) and passive (direct solar heating) solar design, a Solar Decathlon... design. Photovoltaic panels can be found on the sides, but in the center is something... integration of photovoltaics into House Ocho's glass skylight allows for a filtering of the..."
Houzz Tour: See a Maine House With a $240 Annual Energy Bill
Airtight and powered by the sun, this energy-efficient home in a cold-winter climate is an architectural feat
What Is a Living Building?
Part philosophy, part advocacy, the Living Building Challenge is pushing designers and homeowners to rethink how we live