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Rigid Insulation

Rigid Insulation

38 green prefab with Claire Anderson

Modern modular homes are going green, with high-performance, durable materials and a greater focus on energy efficiency.

48 solar stewardship

John Patterson & Suzanne Olsen

With some elbow grease and a lot of ingenuity, Candace Gossen transformed her Portland, Oregon, bungalow into a green oasis.

58 PV financing

Mo Rousso

Can't afford that PV system you've always wanted? Learn about the latest financing options for funding your renewable energy system.

66 green foundations

David Johnston & Scott Gibson

Best practices for putting your building project on solid footing, right from the start.

72 charge controllers

Justine Sanchez & Brad Burritt

Choose the right charge controller for your battery-based PV system.

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Michelle Kaufmann Designs' Smart Home, one in a new wave of energy-efficient and green-built modular homes.

Courtesy John Swain & www.mkd-arc.com

Michelle Kaufmann Designs' Smart Home, one in a new wave of energy-efficient and green-built modular homes.

Courtesy John Swain & www.mkd-arc.com

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Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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