Real Goods Solar Living Source Book

Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: 9780916571061

Category: House & Home

Page: 634

View: 1102

Covers power, conservation, and gear

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer,Doug Pratt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 562

View: 6747

Covers power, conservation, and gear.

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer,Doug Pratt

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780930031824

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 693

View: 4052

Covers power, conservation, and gear.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living-Revised and Updated

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717842

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 6794

The essential guide to energy independence – fully revised and updated

Gaiam Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: Gaiam Energy Tech, Inc

ISBN: 9780916571054

Category: Design

Page: 564

View: 1292

This fully updated classic of sustainable living technology tells how and gives you access to the world's most extensive selection of hardware to make it all happen. The book is the ultimate resource on renewable energy, sustainable living, alternative construction, green building, homesteading, off-the-grid living and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of personal experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This 12th edition includes brand new sections on Solar Utility Intertie, Alternative Sources of Fuel (including biodiesel and hydrogen fuel cells), and Hybrid Vehicles, and completely rewritten sections on Land and Shelter, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Conservation, as well as in-depth sections on: Sunshine to electricity from panel to plug; Water systems; Water heating; Water and air purification; Composting toilets and Graywater systems; Off-the-grid living and homesteading tools; Mobility plus over 150 pages of maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets and much more.

Real Goods Solar Living Source Book

Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: 9780916571061

Category: House & Home

Page: 634

View: 5052

Covers power, conservation, and gear

The Natural House

A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-efficient, Environmental Homes

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 468

View: 4143

THE NATURAL HOME BOOK

Solar Gardening

Growing Vegetables Year-Round the American Intensive Way

Author: Leandre Poisson,Gretchen Vogel Poisson

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581235

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 9083

Solar Gardening shows how to increase efforts of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden. In Solar Gardening the Poissons show you how to: Dramatically increase the annual square-foot yield of your garden. Extend the growing and harvest season for nearly every kind of vegetable. Select crops that will thrive in the coldest and hottest months of the year, without artificial heating or cooling systems. Build solar appliances for your own garden. Armed with nothing but this book and a few simple tools, even novice gardeners can quickly learn to extend their growing season and increase their yields, without increasing the size of their garden plot.

A place in the sun

the evolution of the Real Goods Solar Living Center

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 187

View: 444

The Real Goods Solar Living Center, in Hopland, California (two hours north of San Francisco), has hosted hundreds of thousands of visitors since opening in June, 1996. They come to see: -- Windmills and solar modules that produce enough electricity to allow Real Goods to sell excess power to the local utility -- Abundant solar-pumped water flowing through a lush oasis that was formerly a toxic patch of abused ground -- The world's largest straw bale structure, beautifully illuminated by daylight, and heated and cooled without using fossil fuels -- A central courtyard that is really a giant solar calendar This story, told through the eyes of the participants, is not a worshipful tale, but rather a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring a vision to reality.

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings

Save Money, Save the Earth

Author: Jennifer Thorne Amann,Katie Ackerly,Alex Wilson

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925202

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 288

View: 3481

THE MOST COMPLETE AND UP-TO-DATE GUIDE AVAILABLE TO ENERGY SAVINGS IN THE HOME Praise for the Ninth Edition: A Penny-Wise Guide to 'Buttoning Up Your House' -The New York Times ...the most comprehensive resource to home energy savings that I've seen. Every homeowner and environmentally conscious (or utility paying) renter should have a copy. - Green Living The advice here will also save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. -Better Homes and Gardens The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings has sold nearly a quarter of a million copies. Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, this well-organized and highly readable manual is the definitive reference for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including: - Energy use characteristics - Comparisons between available technologies - Cost-effective repair and replacement options - Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment. This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well valuable pointers on locating grants or incentives offered by local governments and utilities. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending select New Society Publishers books to its readers. This book is one of them. Jennifer Thorne Amann is the Buildings Program Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc., Executive Editor of Environmental Building News, and author of Green Building Products and Your Green Home. Katie Ackerly holds Masters degrees in Architecture and Building Science from UC Berkeley and works for David Baker + Partners, an architecture firm in San Francisco.

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

Author: Lindsey Schiller,Marc Plinke

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926187

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 735

Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.

40 Days of Dating

An Experiment

Author: Timothy Goodman,Jessica Walsh

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613127154

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 3150

“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.

The Stanislaski sisters

Natasha and Rachel

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780916571047

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6326

After Progress

Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925865

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6366

Progress is not just a goal in the West—it's a religion. Most people believe in its inherent value as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our faith in progress drives the popular insistence that peak oil and climate change don't actually matter—after all, our lab-coated high priests will surely bring forth yet another miracle to save us all. Unfortunately, progress as we've known it has been entirely dependent on the breakneck exploitation of half a billion years of stored sunlight in the form of fossil fuels. As the age of this cheap, abundant energy draws to a close, progress is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are teaching us that our blind faith in endless exponential growth is a dangerous myth. After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the shape of history from a perspective on the far side of the coming crisis. John Michael Greer's startling examination of the role our belief systems play in the evolution of our collective consciousness is required reading for anyone concerned about making sense of the future at a time when we must seek new sources of meaning, value, and hope for the era ahead. John Michael Greer is a scholar of ecological history and an internationally renowned futurist whose blog, The Archdruid Report, has become one of the most widely cited online resources dealing with the fate of industrial society. He is the author of over thirty books, including Green Wizardry and The Long Descent.

The Resilience Imperative

Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

Author: Michael Lewis,Patrick Conaty

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 4299

Argues that the economy can only be improved through major changes that will make it more decentralized and cooperative, including such novel ideas as energy self-sufficiency, interest-free financing, affordable housing, local food systems and more. Original.

Powerdown

Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World

Author: Richard Heinberg

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923374

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3436

A stark look at prospects for a truly sustainable culture as the industrial era winds down

Toward Sustainable Communities

Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments

Author: Mark Roseland

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2498

The single most useful resource out there on how to build and grow sustainable places

The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes

Author: Athena Swentzell Steen,Bill Steen

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781890132774

Category: Architecture

Page: 113

View: 3758

The co-authors of the best-selling "Straw Bale House" celebrate the accomplishments of straw bale artisans in colour photography. Accompanying text highlights the special features and unique personality of each building.

The Geometry Code

Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation

Author: Bruce Rawles

Publisher: Elysian Publishing

ISBN: 9780965640572

Category: Geometry

Page: 218

View: 4560

Integrate practical insights from modern physics, ancient Hermetic Laws, non-dual meta-physics, transpersonal psychology, and humor, as tools for undoing conflicting beliefs we've dreamed ourselves into. The seven Hermetic laws are explored in depth and demonstrate how a mindfulness that embraces 'other' as 'self' can reverse the typical misapplication of these inescapable laws of Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, Cause & Effect and Generation. Ubiquitous geometric symbols, paired to each of these laws - the circle, vesica piscis, sine wave, line, spiral, fractal and yin-yang - and their countless commonplace variations, seen from the vantage point of shared interests, reflect these ideas. The inspired use of natural law restores attributes of life, love, strength, purity, beauty, perfection and gratitude to our awareness.