Tag Archive: green building

Team installs solar panels on roof - sustainable building

August 10, 2015 10:55 am

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Michigan ranks 44th for average annual sunshine.  Despite this, according to a recent report, there are currently 1,840 customers in Michigan that are on a “net metering program” that allows  them to use solar systems to offset (and theoretically sell back energy) their electricity... View Article

power lines

July 28, 2015 1:09 pm

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There’s a great great piece on Tesla’s Powerwall, over at the Cherryland Electric Cooperative’s blog written by General Manager Tony Anderson.  The advent of their new home battery shows a lot of promise for the future, but has some mathematical limitations currently.  It’s not the... View Article

Weeds photo

May 18, 2015 2:33 pm

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What is a weed? What is a weed? Ignore Webster’s definition. From a practical standpoint, a weed is a plant that’s growing on it’s own, you didn’t plant it – and you don’t see a value in it. Perhaps the last point is the most critical,... View Article

northport cottage

December 5, 2013 11:26 am

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This home was designed and built over 15 years ago with the guiding principal of using the least amount of materials and generating the least amount of waste. The walls were designed with 2 foot on center studs with the windows designed to fit... View Project