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The Bullitt Center: A Succesful Solar Energy Project in Seattle

Thanks to its SunPower solar photovoltaic array and other green design choices, the Bullitt Center is the most energy-efficient office building in the U.S.

Harness Hydroelectric Power for Off-Grid Energy

Generate off-grid electricity from a private stream with a hydroelectric turbine.

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VEGAN SLOW COOKING FOR TWO OR JUST FOR YOU

If you have a small family or want better-portioned vegan meals (that don't force you to eat chili for a week straight!), Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You is the resource you're looking for. Featuring recipes geared specifically for use with a 1.5- to 2-quart slow cooker, this handy cookbook provides endless meal ideas that you can make with minimal effort and maximum taste. Just prep a few items the night before or morning of, and come home to a hot meal, side or dessert the moment you walk in the door!

The little slow cooker is so easy to use that it makes cooking every day a snap, so you can have a healthy variety of foods at a fraction of the cost of eating out. Inside, you'll find a whole new world of food to fall in love with, from breakfast-y Pumpkin Polenta to comforting White Bean Quinoa Gumbo to luscious Blueberry Lemon Cake. You'll be amazed at what your little slow cooker can do!

$19.99

HYBRID CAR BLUEPRINT

How to build your own hybrid electric car using a 1970s-era vehicle as the starting point. Advanced mechanical skills required. Originally printed in 1980.

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It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications blueprints are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this blueprint you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

$25.00

2-CAR GARAGE WITH STUDIO/STORAGE E-PLAN

  • Width: 22'-0" Depth: 26'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Alternative Foundations - Slab
  • Building height - 22'
  • Roof pitches - 6/12, 10/12
  • Ceiling heights -
  • First floor - 8'
  • Second floor - 8'
  • Two 8' x 7' overhead doors
  • Double garage doors, duo lanterns and roof dormers all add a sense of charm to the exterior
  • The spacious second floor studio features four windows for an abundance of natural light, a convenient storage closet and a private side entrance
  • Complete list of materials

Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information:10.5MB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


For the print version of this plan click here.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$225.00

GROWING A HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN E-HANDBOOK

A perfect hummingbird habitat is also a relatively simple one and this manual shows you how to create one.

In this e-handbook you will learn about hummingbirds and what they need, varieties of hummingbirds and where to find them, how to identify hummingbirds and what flowers, scrubs and vines to plant to attract them. 36 pages.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

Mother Earth News Wiser Living E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95

3 CAR GARAGE WITH WORKSHOP E-PLAN

  • Width: 32'-0" Depth: 28'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Alternative Foundations - Slab
  • Building height - 13'-3"
  • Roof pitch - 4/12
  • Ceiling height - 8'
  • 9' x 7', 16' x 7' overhead doors
  • Handy workshop space for hobbies
  • Side entry door provides easy access
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 530KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$250.00