Author Archives: Li Ling Young

About Li Ling Young

Energy Consultant and Urban Homesteader, Northeast USA

Your House is a Battery

We used to get this question a lot, “Do I really save energy by letting my house cool off when I’m at work, since the heating system has to work so hard to warm the house back up later?”  Vermonters … Continue reading

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Another Window Option – Local in Vermont!

In April I wrote about the Advanced Energy Panel, on sale through August.  These interior storms can make a decent primary window perform close to the best window money can buy, all without construction mess or cost. Now a Vermont … Continue reading

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Ground Source Heat Pumps

(I found this post in my Drafts folder.  It includes a reference to a device that is no longer in production: the Daikin Altherma.  But everything else still holds.) Ground source heat pumps, also known as geothermal heat pumps, take … Continue reading

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Video Recordings of Zero Energy Presentations

For an overview of the whole zero energy home concept, here are two public presentations that were recorded. This one, recorded in Brattleboro in the winter of 2014, is the full three-hour presentation covering What is a zero energy home … Continue reading

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Upcoming Zero Energy Home Presentations

This Thursday Net Zero Montpelier presents the last in a 6 month series on Zero Energy Homes.  The Affordable Zero Energy Home applies financial concepts to the big-ticket energy projects that make up a ZEH.  Can you get positive cash … Continue reading

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A Neato Ventilation Solution

April’s theme seems to be, Get It While It’s On Sale.  Yesterday it was insulating window panels.  Today it’s a ventilation system that might be perfect for retrofitting into an existing home. Effective ventilation is a necessity in all homes.  … Continue reading

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A Great Window Solution

There’s a Window Problem with the affordable Zero Energy Home… Windows lose a lot of heat, therefore a good energy renovation will address the windows Replacing the windows is very expensive and sometimes sacrifices the good looks of classy wood … Continue reading

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