All of this block quoting of the Pope is pretty convenient. I mean, it shortens up what I have to write considerably. I promise you I’m not being lazy though. Pope Francis has some important things to say, so here’s your next quote (emphasis again my own).
This cohousing duplex in Washington State generates enough solar energy for two families, plus their electric cars.
BELLINGHAM-BASED design/build firm TC Legend Homes loves to build overachieving homes. The firm’s latest project features a 9.9-kW PV array, which not only produces enough solar electricity to meet its own energy needs, but will produce surplus power to charge two electric cars. Nicknamed the Power House, the home has earned a HERS Index score of -15. It is the first of its kind in Whatcom County.
Green Builder Media's January 14, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
Sending a Message Has the building industry simply turned its back on issues like climate change, rapidly evolving technologies, emerging regulations, labor and materials, plus the economic uncertainties of building in the year to come?
The 42 homes in this Seattle micro-community are super efficient and solar ready.
THE RAINIER VISTA COMMUNITY, located in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood, began as a partnership between Dwell Development and the Seattle Housing Authority in 2010. Dwell Development’s owner, Anthony Maschmedt, committed to building 15 homes using green building techniques and high-performance technology that would help homeowners conserve resources and cut costs. The excitement and demand generated by the project led to an additional 36 homes over five years. The last home was completed and sold in July 2015.
I had every intention of this post being a continuance of my thoughts on Laudato Si and what Pope Francis means to the environmental community. But then Friday happened and I had to write something else. I had to write this.