Saturday, October 6, 2007

These are the technologies that can make a difference

TreeHugger had a quick post about a new house using multiple techniques to reduce its energy profile. This looks to be in the line of what I'd like to do with the next home that I own or build.

My Dream Technologies
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar Heat collection (think solar hot water, but into a large storage bladder for radiant floor heating, unfortunately, precludes a basement)
- Composting Toilet

My goal is not to be off the grid, simply to reduce the amount of energy needed from the grid. There will always be computers, stoves, appliances, etc. that need to be powered, and currently the most efficient way to do so is from the grid.

Update 10/8/2007: The site isn't up yet, but claims to be coming soon.