Renewable Energy includes Solar Power.

Probably the most widely known and understood form of Renewable Energy is Solar Power.  All of us have seen what looks like an explosion of Solar Farms all across Vermont.

In addition to the huge Solar Farms are private residential solar panels being installed either on the roof of homes or in the back yard.

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuel.

Yesterday on our Vermont Modular Homes Blog we talked about Fossil Fuels and how they contribute to Greenhouse Gasses and Global Warming.  As a reminder, do we all realize that 90% of our Energy comes from Fossil Fuels?  That includes electricity, heat, cooling, and transportation.  90% is a HUGE percentage.

Today let’s talk about Renewable Energy which we typically consider to include:

More about an HRV

Yesterday we introduced you to the Heat Recovery Ventilator or HRV.  We can’t emphasize enough the vital role the HRV plays in the well-being and good health of your family.  Homes today are increasingly built better!  A new home in 2017 is a superior building that what you would typically have had in 2007, only ten years ago.  Energy efficiency has become so important that builders are constantly upgrading and improving the efficiency of their homes.  Further, state building codes, especially here in Vermont are rapidly expanding

How do well built homes get fresh air?

The other day we concluded that people breath but, homes do not breath.  A breathing home is one that is constantly losing heat that is replaced with Cold Air Penetration.

A super insulated home that is truly Energy Efficient home reduces Heat Loss to a minimum, this saves on energy costs and reduces your Carbon Foot Print.  This is the correct thing to do!

Design idea that everyone loves!

A while ago it seemed as though grandma would always be doing the laundry in the basement.  Down there was the washing machine and as all know families can generate a mountain of dirty clothes.  By the way, how is it that infants and toddlers can get so many clothes where they need to be washed?  They are so small yet generate so much.  But, regardless the laundry was almost always in the basement.  And there was seldom ever a dryer; that is a fairly recent invention.

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