New 6-Bladed Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Can Power Your Off-Grid Home For 30 Years Safely

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Icelandic renewable energy company IceWind is now launching its innovative six-bladed wind-powered turbines for home use in the U.S.

Wind now accounts for 7.2% of power generated in the United States, and IceWind says that will be around 20% in less than a decade, by 2030. But most of that is the huge horizontal turbines you see in commercial wind farm applications with blades the length of a 747. All green energy is good — although there are concerns with bird loss — but it’s hardly

Discovery Village at Naples’ New Independent Living Community Wins Grand Aurora Award for Outstanding Architecture & Design

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NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Discovery Village At Naples has earned a prestigious Grand Aurora Award for its new Independent Living community, which opened and welcomed its first, charter residents in late June. Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are the annual design competition of the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC). The Awards honor outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers and other housing-related professionals actively involved in residential and/or commercial projects across 12 southeastern states and the Eastern Caribbean.

An Electrifying Tale of How Our Homes Will Be Wired

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This is a boring photo of a mockup of a wall at the offices of Bensonwood, a builder of timber-frame and prefabricated homes in Walpole, New Hampshire. What’s different about it is the way the blue electrical conduit comes down from the blue junction box into a space behind where the baseboard goes. This means that the wiring can be changed as needs and systems change. It’s all part of what Tedd Benson calls OpenBuilt, which recognizes that parts of a home age at different rates, so you should design so they can adapt to change. In his recent talk

How to prepare your home for virtual school

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