As part of membership in the USA Solar Stores buyers group, there is a 5 day training experience in a working store. In those 5 days Pablo, my new big brother, has shown me many of the products, design ideas, and systems that can help people save money and find affordable cleaner, greener technology solutions.
Wikipedia defines a zero energy building as “a building with zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually. Zero energy buildings are autonomous from the energy grid supply – energy is produced on-site.”
I also have electric baseboard heat in my new house, so I have been documenting how much energy each of the baseboard heaters use. Each room has its own thermostat.
I’ve started collecting books related to renewables, energy efficiency, green products. I need a good selection for my store and it would be great if they come recommended. If you have read any of these or if you recommend others, please reply with a comment. Thanks!
Books I’ve read:
My town, Enfield, NH wants to provide residents with information on compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) at the next town meeting. They would like to demonstrate the energy usage of various CFLs compared to incandescent bulbs in an effort to encourage saving money and saving energy.
They are creating a display board with a Kill-A-Watt meter to show you exactly how much power an incandescent and a CFL bulb use to provide the same brightness. I’ll have one of these in my store as well since it becomes very clear that you use a lot less energy with a CFL than traditional incandescent bulbs.