Las Vegas’ Historical Harrison House Goes Green

Historic Harrison Boarding House of West Las Vegas, NV

Hey, are you doing anything this evening?  You are invited to the August Green Drinks event at the Harrison House! Mingle with many of Las Vegas’ green leaders, movers and shakers at this historic West Side property that is being rehabilitated into a green demonstration resource for the community. Food and beverages will be on […]

EnergyFit Nevada Makes a Difference!

An EnergyFit home stands out.

My last column about the season of giving suggested that Green Living can be a wonderful way to express our appreciation to those we care about. Just after I wrote it, a friend sent a wonderful email providing a real world example of exactly what I had in mind. I’ll refer to this couple as […]

Living Green in Las Vegas

Living space at the Odgen in downtown Las Vegas.

There are a lot of paths to choose from when it comes to Green Living. That’s part of what I like about it. There’s sort of an ethic or mindset that guides one’s choices, but the options are almost endless. There is no single solution to creating a sustainable community and I never tire of […]

Save Money – Go Solar

Solar-powered home in Henderson, NV.

One of the most satisfying things we can do is gain energy independence. Start with efficiency. Get a professional energy audit and follow the recommendations, however mundane they may be. Then it’s time for the fun part, installing solar panels. We all want to save money and get a good deal, especially on big-ticket items. […]

Solar Power and Lifestyle Choices

Cat in open doorway.

I was recently contacted by a woman who had purchased a home with a solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system on the roof. Let’s call her Britt. She had found my name in the paperwork left by the previous owner since I did the initial consultation and site survey. Britt sounded very nice on the […]

Evaporative Coolers Save Energy and Money

Fan blowing water mist provides evaporative cooling effect.

Keeping cool can be a challenge during our hot summers, especially when faced with high energy bills. Modern air-conditioning systems use a lot of power and that’s why making our homes more energy-efficient can be so rewarding. Efficiency can only go so far though, so it’s good to have other options for chilling-out while saving […]