I noticed last week that the first Zero Energy home built up in Frisco, Texas (an exurb / suburb north of Dallas) was on the market. So over the Memorial Day weekend, I went up to take a look at it and see what I could learn about green building techniques. As I have mentioned … [Read more...] about Closer look: First Zero Energy home in Frisco, Texas (near Dallas)
Archives for May 2007
From Flickr. Today's NY Times has an article about the 215 billion beverage containers that Americans buy every year. (That's right. 215 billion. Every year.) Turns out that the nickel deposit laws passed in many states around the country doesn't usually cover bottled water … [Read more...] about What to do with all of those empty plastic water bottles?
Photo of a 2007 PZEV Ford Focus by Jalopnik on Flickr. I was flipping through a local magazine in Dallas, and I saw an ad for the Subaru Forrester and Outback PZEV models, which are probably in the magazine because Dallas has so many problems with clean air. Anyway, now is … [Read more...] about PZEV Vehicles of 2007: These cars have the lowest emissions
Here's a new one from today's NY Times that has me completely dumbfounded. People concerned about the high price of gasoline are keeping their big cars and SUVs and adding a third small car like a Prius or a Yaris or a Civic so that they can save money on gasoline. Pierre … [Read more...] about The idiotic way to “save” gas money and “conserve.”
Erin, a local blogger in Dallas who also does a weekly radio segment about green home improvement, has a great post about keeping construction debris to a minimum. We have been thinking about this issue at Clean Air Gardening lately, as we do a green renovation on a building … [Read more...] about Green Building renovation. What to do with construction debris?