This section shows people how to make their homes more carbon neutral. Included are websites, articles, tools, videos and podcasts addressing energy creation, storage and usage. Includes information on products and tools to help people consume less power and/or become energy independent (“off grid”). Three are highlighted to get you started. Additional resources follow, organized by resource type.
Guides and blog posts about a range of topics, including what to consider before purchasing home solar panels, ”Beginners Guides” to carbon offsetting, homesteading and green building materials, and how to get started with solar water heating.
Sustainability Nook’s guide to home carbon footprint reduction, plus other blog posts for those looking to make changes. Site also explores whether particular products are recyclable and how to find the best biodegradable packaging options.
Several articles and a newsletter with detailed steps for building carbon neutral houses from this non-profit, educational organization. Zero Energy Project helps home buyers, builders, designers, and real estate professionals “take meaningful steps towards radically reducing carbon emissions and energy bills by building zero net energy homes and near zero energy homes.”
From Terrapass, a tool to estimate a household’s current carbon footprint. This can provide solid numbers to start a carbon-reduction effort and an idea of what actions will make the most impact for your household.
How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: “What do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done?” Journalist Alex Blumberg and “a crew of climate nerds” offer smart, inspiring stories about “the mess we're in and how we can get ourselves out of it.”
”Is there a right way to do your laundry? Of course there is.” Malcolm Gladwell takes a long, entertaining look at the science of cleaning clothes. "If someone chooses cold water instead of hot, it’s a 90% reduction in energy use.”
From Canada, the EcoHome Network video highlights a pilot project combining Net Zero Energy homes with electric vehicles for a zero-energy balance over one year for these outstanding high-performance houses.
With over ten years of energy industry experience, Bluetti sells reliable, smart lithium portable solar generators, power stations and solar panel products for overlanders, explorers and off-grid life.
New York City-based firm invented and sells longer-life, faster-charging, degradation-free, more environmentally-friendly alternatives to chemical batteries. They also have a line of standalone hardware/software servers for microgrid power generation and distribution.
UK company partners with renewable technology manufacturers to bring low carbon devices to homes and businesses across the country. Product line includes heat pumps, solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
Company sells inverters, solar panels and systems, water systems and survival gear. Includes a featured projects page and a blog offering ideas such as how to prevent waste in everyday life, prepare for a power outage and keep pets safe in an emergency.