Summer Home Improvement


Garden Houses by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts Gardens are green. We plant our own flowers or veggies, water them, watch them grow and chow them down with gusto when things get ripe. At least that’s the plan. There seems to be many obstacles in getting things to work so smoothly. My wife Barb claimed […]


Healthy Homes by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts A healthy house can mean different things to different people. Some people are sensitive to things that others are not. Many among us have allergies and sensitivities to specific things. When I design one of these homes, I tell the client to identify as many of their […]

LEED-Certified Building

by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is a process that has to be started at the design stage of a buildings construction. There are meetings held with all people involved in the design and building of the structure so that everyone knows their assignments and works together […]

The Greenhouse Effect

by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts Back in college (early ‘80s), one of my writing projects was to research and report on what was then called the “greenhouse effect.” This term changed to “global warming” and is now called “climate change.” They all refer to the same thing, yet I like the original term because […]


Recent developments by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts I will take a break from the green design articles to talk about some recent developments in the renewable energy field. First, Consumers Power is offering a program that will pay you twice what you pay them for your electricity, if you install a solar electric system. […]