Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Building a Green New House

In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house -- looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think.

Catherine and Paul Mohr live in Silicon Valley with their daughter Natalie and cats Loki and Tia. In addition to building a green house, they both work on designing and building surgical robots at Intuitive Surgical.

Their 301 Monroe blog has entries about our house building process including:
  • Energy” for posts that are particularly concerned with energy calculations and energy savings
  • Sustainability” spans many subjects and includes many of the energy and water and strawbale posts, but also includes posts about sustainability of other materials
The Embodied energy calculations discussed in Catherine’s TED talk can be found on the Embodied Energy Blog post.

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