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compost even when you’re not allowed

Many jurisdictions do not allow food waste compost in your backyard. Or maybe the tiny little counter compost fills up every day and you’re not in the mood to trudge through the snow to put it in your bin. Yes, that’s me.
Though an investment at $299 this indoor composter by NatureMill is a great solution!

 

michael hindle will be a speaker at the 2010 passive house conference in portland, oregon

Congratulations to Michael Hindle, cphc who has been asked to speak at the 2010 Passive House Conference held in Portland, Oregon, November 4-7. Michael will be discussing his efforts on creating Baltimore County’s High Performance Homes bill and incorporating the Passive House standard in the process.

Baltimore County’s High Performance Homes Bill offers a property tax credit to homeowners who invest in improving the energy efficiency of their homes. The Bill went into effect June 25, 2010. The amount of the tax credit is a percentage of the total County property tax assessed on the home that is equal to the percentage of increased energy efficiency achieved in the process of renovation or new construction. The tax credit starts at 30% efficiency for three years and increases to a carbon neutral home with a 100% tax credit for five years. Michael and Carri Beer, AIA, LEED ap worked assiduously with Councilman Vince Gardina to make this bill a reality for Baltimore County residents.

mt. washington neighborhood energy challenge ecofair

this weekend (February 27) brennan + company and alterego will be at the 1st annual Mt. Washington Neighborhood Energy Challenge EcoFair, sponsored by the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability. We will be releasing our amazing Common Ecology Home Evaluation!

the common ecology home evaluation

we are now offering a comprehensive and holistic home evaluation unlike any other! please read more

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