Smart House 742

SMART HOUSE 742 This super efficient small house lives large on a narrow lot. Tight & well insulated.   Floor Area 740 sf. South Glass 120 sf.   South Glass ratio 16%

Suncatcher House

Suncatcher House Location: Mountainside Village Architect: Larry Thal Craftsman inspired 3 bedroom 2 bath house.  With Efficiency Accessory Unity. The Suncatcher house is a demonstration high-performance integrated passive solar design

Tin Cup 2020

16.07.2020   MSI   Current Events   No comments

Tin Cup 2020 is a bright spot in the grey unknown of today’s future. We’re excited to open the Giving Period next Monday, June 1st at 9am. We have to cancel

“Let’s all take this opportunity to make the changes, locally, nationally and globally that may allow us to avert the worst potential havoc from human-caused climate change.”

18.03.2020   MSI   Solar   No comments

It’s a coincidence that the Town Council meeting scheduled for a vote on a climate initiative was canceled by concern over the coronavirus. The initiative is quite worthy and I

Adventure Geography and the Non-Traditional Scientist

12.08.2019   MSI   Solar   No comments

Utilizing stories and photographs of personal experiences conducting research and guiding scientists and recreationists, the presentation will journey across both the Arctic and Antarctic. With an emphasis on climate research, firsthand

How & Why to Maximize the Nutrients of the Sun Living in High Elevation

12.08.2019   MSI   Solar   No comments

The sun is one of nature’s greatest resources, nutrients & healers. Living in High Elevation, exposure to the sun is scarce. As an immune system regulator, Vitamin D is absolutely

High-Performance Building for Healthier Living

29.05.2019   MSI   Solar   No comments

Compare and contrast the design and construction of two very different super high-performance, healthy and passive solar homes. These two homes are conveniently located across the street from one another

Toward Net-Zero Waste on the Job Site

29.05.2019   MSI   Solar   No comments

Construction waste is filling our dumps & costing too much. Are you interested in reducing waste on the job site? Do you want to lower construction costs? Do you want to

High Performance Building Technologies for Healthier Living

Are you interested in building the best quality, healthiest and most efficient home? Are you interested in a Passive House, Passive Solar, Net Zero House or just a wonderful space to reside? Whatever your goal, a high performance

Integrating Passive & Active Solar in Residential Design

Integrating Passive & Active Solar in Residential Design Are you interested in integrating solar energy in your home design? Or are you looking to understand and improve your current home? Join our