Leigha Dickens





11/2/2014
There are multiple philosophies that describe what characterizes a green home, but all have low energy loads in common.
4/11/2014
Some examples of passive solar design applied to homes in the southeast, where cooling, as well as heating, is a concern.
2/6/2014
Energy Star for Homes is a worthwhile green building certification with demonstrated market value.
6/27/2013
A home’s air-tightness is just as important as how much R-value it has.
6/14/2013
My experiences with a reel lawn mower in a small urban neighborhood.
5/16/2013
A look at the advantages and disadvantages of “off-grid” and "grid-tied” solar electric systems.
4/25/2013
To me, the most important features of a sustainable building are not its technological wonders but its simple design features: common-sense strategies that should be incorporated whether the building becomes LEED certified, Energy Star certified, or is just trying to be environmentally friendly.




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