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Egg-shaped Home Powered by Sunlight and Wind Lets You Live Off-grid Anywhere

The sleek, egg-shaped capsule resembles a spaceship, complete with antennae and a layer of futuristic cells.

But the striking design from Slovakian group Nice Architects… 498 more words

Green Living

Cutting Edge Construction

Designing and building homes and offices to be energy-efficient and sustainable is a relatively new approach in the Cayman Islands and, while still the exception rather than the rule, it is a trend that is quickly gaining momentum. 1,446 more words


Is YOUR Plan in place?

National Preparedness month has come to a close.  Did you make a plan?  Do you know the plans of your local community?  Engineering with disaster in mind is commonplace in our office but, knowledge and understanding of our disaster plan was not.   424 more words

Green Building

Save energy and Money by weather stripping your house

I originally wrote this for Tashman Home Center

Weather stripping your home can save you money for several different reasons. While Southern California may not have harsh winters, it does have heat and our famous Santa Ana Winds and with climate change increasing the frequency and severity of both, weather stripping your home might be worth considering. 307 more words


Does Cordwood belong in the Kitchen?

As my Swedish (Minnesotan) friends would say “Ya sure you betcha!” Many folks have wondered how to hang kitchen cabinets and design their kitchen around cordwood walls.   217 more words

Cordwood Construction

$68 Billion of Untapped Solar Power Potential in the Northeast

There’s lots in the way of untapped solar power potential in the Northeast US, and a convergence of factors is coming together that leads distributed solar energy investment specialist Wiser Capital to conclude that regional solar power investment and new generation capacity is primed to boom. 462 more words

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