The Not So Big House book series by Sarah Susanka brings to light a new way of thinking about what makes a place feel like home - characteristics many people desire in their homes and their lives, but haven't known how to verbalize. How big is Not So Big? Not So Big doesn't necessarily mean small. It means not as big as you thought you needed, but designed and built to perfectly suit the way you live.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
airly neutral month. Reduced heating and cooling loads. Daytime is equal to nighttime. During the day we use a significant amount of daylight to light the house, but during the evening we need to use electricity from the grid.
Here's the data:
Electricity produced: 170 kWh
Electricity purchased from grid: 220 kWh
Total electricity used: 390 kWh
Water used: no data
Water collected: none
Food produced: none produced onsite. 50 quart jars canned. This came from neighbors trees who allowed us to use their surplus.
If you have a metric you would like to see us track, please comment and I'll start tracking it.