Posts filed under ‘Green’
- A 2,000 gallon rainwater tank, galvanized, is a beautiful thing
- Federal tax credits for energy efficiency are worthy of more research (did Congress extend the bunch that expired the end of 2011?)
- We should look into geothermal
- Utility bills consistently under $100 are doable
- Take your utility savings & apply that to your mortgage premium
- Off-the-grid as a retirement / fixed-income strategy
- Take advantage of prevailing winds, build that in to the design
- Carports are in
- Carports with a garage door are brilliant; it’s like a skort, an illusion hiding some functionality
- Micro-manage the tree removal process; owner on-site
- The Mini Cooper is good in a crowd
Here is the Statesman photo collection for the event: http://galleries.statesman.com/gallery/cool-house-tour-053112/#538658
Here is a handy list of most of the energy rebates out there for City of Austin rebates
Removing old pink insulation …
Just stumbled upon this great article on Austin soils and how to garden well. Skip Richter, National Gardening Association Regional Editor, says the secret is not a green thumb; it’s the soil. If you are going to create a new garden or if you have just never really been able to get things to grow well in your yard, start with the soil … and read this article first: http://gardeninglaunchpad.com/article/austinsoil.html
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The Glen Rose is the one that is in dire straights and all the older houses in Saddletree pump out of that one.
we were pretty sure our 1976 Northwest Hills home could use some efficiency improvements.
85% of homes are leaking above the “10% or less” that is considered acceptable for energy efficiency