VOLume 24, NO. 7 September/OctOber 2010 SOLartOday.Org
36 CASE STUDY | Pringle Creek’s
Path to Net-Zero
By James Santana
How one community transformed a 1930s industrial
building into a LEED Platinum, solar-powered
41 Seeing Is Believing
By Richard Crume
Photo-artist Chris Jordan helps us visualize the
environmental damage behind the stats.
44 Solar Energy with
No Money Down
By Jason Keyes, Joseph Wiedman, Christopher Cook
and Tucker Cottingham
Weighing the pros and cons of third-party ownership
and other options for photovoltaic system financing.
PhotograPhy, Visko hatfield ©2010
48 Renewable Energy Training:
Trends and Tremors
By Jane Weissman and Jerry Ventre
As program offerings explode to match
projected job growth, the industry redoubles
quality assurance efforts.
coPyright chris Jordan, chrisJordan.com
Next Issue: The Electric Snowmobile Challenge
To support research in some of the world’s most remote and fragile
environments, engineering students design low-emission snowmobiles
through the SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
52 Architectural Revival
in the Arctic
By Mike Koshmrl
A prototype home in the remote Alaskan
bush melds indigenous building design
with sustainable technology.
56 The Mean,
By Nathan K. Mitten, Ph. D.
A strategic approach for making every
ON THE COVER: At the 32-acre Pringle Creek neighborhood, Painters Hall has
been transformed from a 1930s industrial building into an ultra-efficient community
center. The renovation demonstrates the potential for renovation to outperform
conventional new construction, save money and preserve history. Story on page 36.
PhotograPhy, Visko hatfield ©2010, VhPictures.com
Copyright © 2010 by the American Solar Energy Society Inc. All rights reserved.
Articles appearing in this magazine are indexed in Environmental Periodicals Bibliography and ArchiText Construction Index: afsonl.com.
60 GET STARTED | Optimizing for
By Gary Klein
In the first of a t wo-part series, we examine
ways to improve efficiency.