Tagged: Energy

Glossary for building green home items

Active closed-loop solar water heater: Solar water heater in which an electric pump circulates a freeze-protected heat-trans­fer fluid through the collector and heat exchanger within a storage tank. Active drainback solar water heater: Solar...

Costs of Building Green

There IS A COMMON PERCEPTION that building a green home costs a lot more than building a conventional home. It is true that many green features and products are more costly — from photovolta­ic...

Solar Produce Dryer

A solar dryer is a drying tool that makes it possible to air-dry produce even when conditions are less than ideal. This dryer is easy to make, lightweight and is space efficient. The dryer...

Green buildings infrastructure

An equally important part of green design and construction is the building’s site infrastruc­ture. One of the first steps to consider when creating an energy-efficient building is to look for ways to work with...