This post is not very sexy, but hopefully interesting. No special windows or solar-power… just insulation. I work with a (re)developer that is partnering with Smud (our local utility co.) on a rehab project in South Sacramento. Smud’s claim is that this is the first house on the west coast in which this product has been use. In layman’s terms, it’s a foam, interlocking block that is stacked up around the outside of the house. Wire and stucco are then applied. Supposedly it is extremely easy to install (my kids would love to get a hold of this stuff) and super energy efficient.
Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker