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Sunlight Used Right: Modern Home Designs That Harness Solar Power
Embracing passive heating principles through their architecture, siting and more, these homes save energy without skimping on warmth
"Coal powered power stations are a serious contributor to carbon in our atmosphere... plenty of power for TV, internet, computer, sewing machine, power tools and there is... BIOTECTURE building with natural and recycled materials • solar and wind electricity... predominant power suppliers. Global warming is perhaps best described as global weather... fires and wind and torrential rain occurring concurrently in different States, our multi..."
More Power to You: How to Pick the Right Generator
If your home's electricity goes, don't let it take your necessities with it — keep systems running with this guide to backup power
"losing power can result in days without a heating or cooling system, frozen and broken... that will power the heater as well as our 2 refrigerators. We lose power at least 2x... generator that powers our ranch. Volvo and Detroit Diesel also make larger ones to power bigger... It will power our whole home with power to spare. I love the security of knowing we... forced winds/ rains or just strong thunderstorms. We usually alwasy lose power and..."
Patio Power: 12 Ways to Energize Your Outdoor Room
From free and easy to pro skills required, we give you a range of options for boosting the look of your patio for summertime entertaining
"had it build,and I like when it turns gray!! Deer hate the smell of garlic. I blend... strong winds. Yes, we live in hurricane country, and right now my wrought iron furniture... wall, build a wall of trellises or create an outdoor divider with one like you see... fire pits Build a PergolaTime required: A weekend if you're very handy, potentially a... cedar to build a DIY 8-foot by 8-foot pergola, it will run you around $700 to $1,000..."
Houzz Tour: California Cabin Ditches the Power Grid
Solar energy powers a modern, expandable vacation house among the trees for a family with two children
"energy powers a modern, expandable vacation house among the trees for a family with... essential core building at an elevation of 4,000 square feet that could be expanded later... with power savings. Bobbi - Nevada City is inland on the western slope of the Sierras... plan on building, our main home off the grid as well. I like to be inspired by others..."
Architect's Toolbox: Solar-Powered Design
"sun's power. More: High Design With Solar Panels... out to build an overhang for efficient shade in the summer and letting the light into... is to build a 3D model of the project in Sketchup ( http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/... other power needs. In this home, Nate orients the long face on an east/west axis... a home powered by the sun is some smart design. For another project, architect Nate... by the building and energy code). What I especially like about this home is that it..."
14 Power Tools for the Home Shop
Want the thrill of building it yourself? These "big guns" help the handy homeowner tackle just about any job
"thrill of building it yourself? These "big guns" help the handy homeowner tackle just... world of power tools. You'll be amazed at the professional results of your projects... only AC powered. Battery powered tools should come with li-ion batteries. Same... essentials of power tool use. @ tetoette, what a fantastic idea for the occasional DIY'er... using a power sander: many, like the one above, that have a little attached dust..."
The Power of Plywood All Around the House
Of course you've heard of it, but you might not know all the uses and benefits of this workhorse building material
"walls and build cabinets with plywood. It wasn't long ago, however, that all of these... slow-going build that gets wet a lot than regular-grade OSB. Second, I have never seen... cladding buildings and getting covered up by other building materials. It has many uses... want to build a cabinet with it. A nice piece of birch plywood with an A-grade face... of this building might have been sheathed in 1-by-8 boards, or whatever width the..."
The Unparalleled Power of Trees
"as you build. I've seen a tree that was growing close to a new building (small shops... of the building - so they just designed the roof overhang with a notch in it for the... That's a powerful -- and saddening -- concept. Scarbowcow- thanks for sharing the medals... we are building are of the tree canopy. I love walking in and gazing at the amazing... into the power lines, and left the rest of it alone. It's not as beautiful as it once..."
Simple Acts: The Unsung Power of a Good Neighbor
How to Prepare for and Live With a Power Outage
When electricity loss puts food, water and heat in jeopardy, don't be in the dark about how to stay as safe and comfortable as possible
"You've lost power, and experience says it could be a while before you get it back. What... until the power's back on. But generators can be prohibitively expensive, beyond the... when the power goes out because they require a powered fan to ventilate the gasses.... solar power and alternative sources. It pays off! We were without power for 17 days... two-hour power failure when the temp was over 100. No air conditioning, no problem..."
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Schoolhouse Electric Powers Up Timeless Lighting
Enduring lighting designs from this storied home furnishings company mix practicality, simplicity and beauty
"public buildings and storefronts, like schools and shops. I liked how practical and... Electric building now contains a full showroom as well as offices and manufacturing... design builds. Left: A design library remains open to the public in the Schoolhouse... stories to build on. Left: Anna Marra Flowers is another company in the large factory... factory building. Schoolhouse Electric takes up a little over than half of the building;..."
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
"t and powered by the sun, this energy-efficient home in a cold-winter climate is... efficiency of buildings. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Riley Pratt and his wife and... so I'm building a small scale model to put on the site to check for interior sun exposure... hope to build a home similar to this one day!!! Beautiful! a lot of light in the house... move, the building goes on. Also it seems that the builders are discussing a home heating..."
Build Your Own Wooden Deck Chair From a Pallet — for $10!
"basic power tools (and the skills to use them), this project shouldn't take longer... basic power tools, such as drills and saws. Understanding measurements and angles... inside any building that manufactures any pharmaceuticals because they are so toxic (I'm... materials, and building for cheap. I did not know pallets were toxic, so it makes sense to... used the power tools and did a great job. My husband got the idea when he visited a..."
Build a Smarter Kitchen Now With Gadgets You Already Own
Technology can improve your kitchen's efficiency for next to nothing — just look to your old phone or tablet
"usage of power. A constantly plugged in charger is one of those vampires. In our household... we use power strips to turn things off when not in use or at night and it made a... had no power or cable service .. no telephone, e-mail, internet or TV. That experience... without powering up my laptop. My family also uses it to pass recipes around to each... only use power when the phone is charging; you can leave them plugged in and are not..."