Just a quick update, we are going to be on an upcoming tour of modern homes in Portland. If you’re interested, head over to the tour web site.
The Portland Tribune that came out this last Thursday has an article about residential ecoroofs and pretty prominently features our house. The article is about the benefits of ecoroofs and why it makes sense to put soil and plants on your roof, and why it is a financially good idea for the city to give out grants to get people to build ecoroofs. Read the rest of this entry »
With the hot weather this last week comes ripening tomatillos, tomatoes and peppers… And also brings thoughts of energy efficiency. Now that we have been in the house for four months, I thought it would be interesting to put weather data from this spring into our energy model and see how its predictions compare against actual usage. Read the rest of this entry »