16 Mar '12, 8pm

Is the Pretty Good House the Next Big Thing?

Pretty good for the occupants by Michael Horowitz Helpful? 1 Sign in to vote One again I am going to shamelessly advocate here for smaller reasonably sized homes as the number one goal of the PGH. Smaller house, smaller energy use, smaller bills, smaller maintenance, smaller pile of construction debris, smaller thing to take apart someday. Smaller mortgage, smaller amount of furniture and possessions. Fewer corners, less trim, fewer windows. Less concrete. Less roof runoff, less landscaping at the periphery. More homes per acre. Smaller liability when one earner loses a job. More contact with family members. I have read in other places, Allison where you have come to the aid of HERS under fire. I am not sure why. It is my mathematical contention that the pretty good house needs another method of measuring energy "efficiency" especially if it is small, because even with ES3...

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