Case Studies (14)

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Your House is a System

You understand that your car is made up of interacting components and systems - when one component fails, it affects the performance of the…

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Weatherization: Improving Home Safety and Reducing Your Energy Bill

Here, at PK Safety, we recently learned about a nationwide program instituted by the U.S. Department of Energy that promotes the use of cle…

Started by Mila Adamovica

0 Dec 14, 2016

Everything You Wanted To Know About Solar Pool Heating

What is the use of a swimming pool at your backyard, when you cannot use it throughout the year? You have to pay the maintenance charges,…

Started by Olivia Taylor

0 Mar 8, 2016

Efficient Usage of Electricity..

In any country, the right to access sources of energy that are affordable, reliable and sustainable is a primary driver of the social progr…

Started by Shreya Vishnoi

0 Aug 31, 2015

Is building a new home energy efficient?

I’ve battled this dilemma for years, and since I constantly go back and forth on the subject, I figured I’d post my findings here in the ho…

Started by Tori Newton

0 Mar 24, 2015

Kermit was Right! It's not easy being green...

It’s not easy being Green … even if you have a Ph.D. in the subject. Kermit was right, but I’m on a mission to prove him wrong. Moving to a…

Started by Evan Mills

1 Dec 27, 2013
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Your House is a System

You understand that your car is made up of interacting components and systems - when one component fails, it affects the performance of the…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Dec 9, 2013

Living Off The Sun, Or, No Electricity Bill

One year into having our rooftop solar panels installed here in Portland Oregon, we’re living off the sun. That’s to say, we producing slig…

Started by Home Energy Saver

0 May 23, 2013

Case Study: Low-Pain Gain in California

In considering the electricity usage we wanted to offset, I imagined our 3,200-square-foot home’s energy performance would be at least mode…

Started by Home Energy Saver

0 Feb 1, 2013

Case Study: Pacifica Coastal Cottage

The Pacifica Coastal Cottage was built in 1934 by the current occupant's father, a couple hundred yards from the Pacific shoreline, south o…

Started by Home Energy Saver

0 Jan 28, 2013

Case Study: Experiences in an All-LED Home

This all started in August 2010 when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the dam…

Started by Home Energy Saver

0 Jan 28, 2013

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