Matt Grocoff, Esq. LEED-GA has been honored with the 2012 Michigan Green Leader Award and is founder of Thrive - Net Zero Energy Consulting Collaborative, host of Greenovation.TV, a contributor to The Environment Report on Public Radio, the green renovation expert for Old House Web, and a sought after lecturer. His home is America's oldest net-zero energy home and was called "Sustainable Perfection" by The Atlantic, and honored as one of USA Today's seven "Best Green Homes of 2010" and Preservation Project of the Year. He has eliminated his energy bill forever and drives a Chevy Volt powered by the sunshine that hits his roof. Join him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and GreenovationTV. Photo by Cybelle Codish.
My good friend Eric Corey Freed, an architect, is one of the foremost thinkers in sustainable building and named one of the "Top Ten Most Influential Green Architects." He says that after years of talking about "green… More >>
Many historic homes built before the 1920s have glorious stone foundations. While exceptionally durable and low maintenance, over time they do need to be repaired. The process of removing and repairing old mortar is… More >>
Outdoor kitchens are all the rage. Little is more luxurious than dining al fresco. But one quick look at any architectural or home improvement website and you'll see that they are usually designed for the biggest homes… More >>
Along with Net Zero Energy homes, "passive house" is one of the hottest housing trends both in the United States and around the world. The standard allows homes to reduce energy consumption by an astonishing 90% or… More >>
Doors, doors, doors. Go to any Habitat for Humanity ReUse Center or salvage yard and you'll see rows and rows of unloved but beautiful doors. Ideally, old doors should be repurposed for use as doors to avoid the use… More >>