Live Better Electrically

Live Better Electrically

The “All Electric Home” and the “Condominium” were modern ideas in the early 70’s. Just behind Elizabeth Park in West Hartford three of these new “condo” apartment buildings were built in 1973. With the motto “Live Better Electrically” the utility provided incentives... Read More
Our Energy Load is Our Legacy

Our Energy Load is Our Legacy

Every home is the physical expression of what home meant when it was first built. They take their shape, adopt their style, divide up their interiors in ways that made sense then. This includes their size, how much storage they might have, even how people came and... Read More
Reduce Then Produce. Doing Solar Right.

Reduce Then Produce. Doing Solar Right.

ANSWER THE QUESTION When you contemplate getting the energy your home requires to provide comfort from the sun you learn pretty quickly just how precious that energy is. You come to this realization when you ask, “how much energy do I use?” It is that same... Read More
Open House for Farmington Net Zero Winner

Open House for Farmington Net Zero Winner

On Saturday October 4 from 11-3 you’re invited to visit EnergizeCT’s 2013 CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize Winner right here in Farmington. Get directions at the end of this post. What’s it like to live in a home that is actually producing significantly more... Read More
Net Zero: The new goal posts

Net Zero: The new goal posts

This is a story about where we live and the energy we use to live there and the tantalizing prospect of actually producing all the energy we need on an annual basis – its a new way of thinking about building what are called Zero Net Energy homes. The best place... Read More
Saving Energy with a Thick Skin

Saving Energy with a Thick Skin

We’re just closing up the building “envelope” on a Passive House project in Farmington. This is always an important milestone in the project because we get to test how effectively our air sealing strategy is performing while we can still get at any... Read More

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