Sunny Outlook

| September 27, 2010

Solar power demand should grow rapidly, if incentives stay in place. By John Caulfield; printed in Builder Magazine September 2010 Research business Solarbuzz recently projected that solar-generated electricity in the U.S., which increased by 36 percent in 2009, could expand tenfold over the next five years.  Local, state, and federal tax credits and incentives are [...]

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What is Geothermal Heating?

| September 17, 2010

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal heat pump systems are the most energy efficient, environmentally clean and cost effective space conditioning systems available today.  Geothermal systems transfer heat from your home to the earth in the cooling mode, or from the earth to your home in the heating mode.  Water or another [...]

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Ask The Experts: Barb Yankie, LEED for Homes Verifier

| September 13, 2010

In this “Ask the Experts” blog series, we have asked industry experts help explain all sorts of housing related topics. Today, Barb Yankie, a LEED for Homes Verifier as well as an EnergyStar Rater, tells us about the US Green Building Council’s green certification program, LEED for Homes. 1.  How has the green home certification [...]

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Ask The Experts: Geothermal Heating Expert

| September 9, 2010

In this “Ask the Experts” blog series, we have asked industry experts help explain all sorts of housing related topics. Today, David Spaeth, a geothermal heating & cooling expert, explains what you need to know about geothermal systems. 1. How have geothermal heating & cooling systems changed in the last 3 years? The equipment itself [...]

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As the people behind Potterhill Homes, we have some pretty strong feelings about energy efficiency and green building. And we don't always agree! But we are commited to building a best homes we can and bringing you along on our journey to figure out exactly what that means! Thanks for checking out our site. My Google Profile+