The Buying Power of Efficiency

…greater energy efficiency. If you’re building a new home, it’s possible to reduce your energy purchases to zero with the buying power gained from that same $183. Here’s how it…

Zero Net Energy Buildings with Zero Net Added Cost

…get on the path to zero. The only missing piece is favorable financing that takes advantage of the buying power of zero so that a zero energy project costs about…

Production Builders, It’s Time to Sell Zero Energy Homes 

…zero energy alternatives. It’s the perception that zero energy homes are not affordable. In fact, zero energy homes cost less to own, provide their own buying power and build wealth…

We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Waste

…making energy has been proven in the electric utility sector. In its most recent 20-year power plan, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council showed that energy efficiency programs in the…

Mandalay Homes: Zero Energy Grid-Integrated Neighborhoods that Solve the “Duck Curve”

…lights, and appliances – during these hours when the home is not drawing power from the grid. Solar energy from the 2 kW array is used primarily to charge the…

Five Things I Learned From Buying a Used Electric Car

…myself speaking louder to be heard over the roar of the combustion engine. Since buying my Volt, I’ve driven two gas-powered cars that I rented while travelling. In both instances,…

Renewable Energy Reaches the Tipping Point

…Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Council who pioneered large-scale conservation efforts beginning in the late 1970s. Their 7th Northwest Power Plan documented that conservation in the four-state region had cut…

Financing Energy-Saving Improvements and Zero Energy Homes for All

…this to prospective clients they get it, whether they’re a wage earner buying an entry level home or an upper income person buying their second or third luxury move-up product….

My Zero Energy Pool is a Great Investment!

…the “pool fab four”: a new variable-speed pool-water circulating pump, an electric-powered pool vacuum/cleaner, a heat pump pool heater and about five solar panels to power it all. Going zero…

Do Your Green Check!

…establish value and and lending institutions from issuing green mortgages. The documentation that supports a home with an energy label could also provide a buyer more buying power using the…

Passive House Busts High Cost Myth

…clearly established that zero energy homes cost less to own. They offer consumers buying power for immediate return on investment from the very first month. The investment is supported by…

SelahVista Homes Start with Health

…pays dividends to homeowners that last for decades.   Appraised Value While it’s clear that zero energy homes cost less to own and come with considerable buying power , there…