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Is the climate stable?

Is the climate stable?

We only see what we want to see. The answer depends on who you ask and how much they care. The question is best suited for scientists, especially of the climate variety. Yet, some will have you believe that scientists have an agenda: that they’re not really certain and that they can’t be trusted. We […]

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What if you knew how much energy you really used?

What if you knew how much energy you really used?

Ever wonder where all that uneaten food goes at the end of a meal? Or how much paper is printed only to go onto a pile at work? Or why the light is on in a room where no one is in it? In my lifetime, I will personally throw away about 600X my body […]

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Can you predict your home’s energy costs this season?

Can you predict your home’s energy costs this season?

First you’ll need the weather forecast, then you’ll need to know how the energy market is doing. And finally, your prediction also depends on how well you know your home. Mild winter is forecasted. Psychics, fortune tellers and your local news channel are saying U.S. households will spend less this winter heating season compared to […]

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Where 32 of your tax dollars are going

Where 32 of your tax dollars are going

I’m afraid of taxes. I get especially worried about taxes when the Federal Reserve is printing more money – to finance the deficit of the government on a permanent basis. The Fed does so by issuing large amounts of currency to stimulate the economy. As more debt is issued as a result of the government, […]

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Over one million GSHP systems installed even though they are buried underground

Over one million GSHP systems installed even though they are buried underground

Architects like to hang around together. We like to talk about how the built environment can be made better to support our living conditions. That’s why we’re architects. One night, we had an interesting conversation during happy hour after work. J has a house. She is planning to install a geothermal system along with solar […]

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Celebrating Independence Day On A Green Roof

Celebrating Independence Day On A Green Roof

Celebrating Independence Day usually means huge crowds and heavy car traffic in NYC. I’ve tried to stay away from these two things even if it meant not seeing the fireworks. And I can’t remember the last time I went to a fireworks party. It also means indulging in a classic American meal, drinking lots of […]

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Are you prepared to live a prosperous life? Start with a tiny home.

Are you prepared to live a prosperous life? Start with a tiny home.

Our hopes and our dreams depend on a functioning economy. It is our hope that our life is secure. And it is our dream to live in prosperity. Money is being printed to meet our needs so that we can continue to have that dream. The stock market is growing. Life is getting bigger and […]

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Who else wants to turn the AC off?

Who else wants to turn the AC off?

It usually starts in early April. The gloomy, gray days of Winter finally give way to the bright, blue skies of the new season. You start to question whether it would be good to wear a sweater for work. Temperatures are moderate, but there is a good spread between the morning and evening. It’s a […]

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Why bother adding wall insulation to your home?

Why bother adding wall insulation to your home?

My colleague gave me a long dubious look in the office one day. I’m sure you’ve had someone give you that look at one time or another. You’ve said crazy things in the past. You know the look. Arched brows to give the impression of concern regarding the things you said. Squinted eyes to make […]

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Are We Impotent To Change?  Not If We Start to Change From Home

Are We Impotent To Change? Not If We Start to Change From Home

Some of us actually believe that people don’t change.  I certainly believed that in the past.  But when I see the capacity to change in myself, my mind has reconsidered in this matter.  While change can be made, I do believe that it is sometimes difficult for us to get there. And while we are […]

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