Net-Zero Home with IPad Controls, Denim Insulation

March 8, 2012
Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Reed Finlay, project manager of the SCI-Arc/Caltech Hanwha Solar CHIP House, which is a demonstration net-zero home built by SCI-Arc and Caltech students. It features recycled denim insulation, controls using an iPad, the ability to turn lights off by waving arms, and more.   Net-Zero Home with IPad Controls, Denim Insulation ]

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Reed Finlay, project manager of the SCI-Arc/Caltech Hanwha Solar CHIP House, which is a demonstration net-zero home built by SCI-Arc and Caltech students. It features recycled denim insulation, controls using an iPad, the ability to turn lights off by waving arms, and more.

Net-Zero Home with IPad Controls, Denim Insulation ]

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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