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EPA IAQ air quality air cleaner
June 21, 2018 by Blake

So many options for air cleaners.  Do they work?

Ash Spewing from Volcano
May 16, 2018 by Blake

"Vog is a form of air pollution that results when sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other gases and particles emitted by an erupting volcano react with oxygen and moisture in the presence of sunlight. The... Read more

April 30, 2018 by Blake

I see the ads. Go solar! Save up to 40%! I have friends. They say it’s cheap! It’s the most energy you can get from the sun! The government says it’s a good idea. Such a good idea that since 2010... Read more

November 19, 2017 by Blake

I live on the wet side of Waimea, north of Mauna Kea. You know what "mauna kea" means, right? It means "white mountain." You know why it's white, right? Because it snows sometimes. Today's news:... Read more

November 22, 2017 by Blake

I entered this into a chili cook-off and won third place. It's not even chili, but it won. It's that good. I can't really take credit for this recipe, because it's the national dish of Brazil. For... Read more

October 23, 2017 by Blake

I live on the wet side of Waimea in a house that needs a lot of work. When we moved here we brought a lot of art. Our house isn't ready for me to hang it, and even if I did...you know it gets... Read more

September 20, 2017 by Blake

I’ve been hearing for years that you’re working to “transform the market.”

In the New York home performance world, though…you ARE the market.  Anyone who’s not in your system has to compete... Read more

May 4, 2017 by Blake

I'll say, right off, that I think HeatSmart is a great program. It's essentially a community-education program, that helps people understand that heat pumps can work well in cold climates and can... Read more

April 26, 2017 by Blake

When I'm out with my family and we go by a jobsite, I slow down if I'm driving.  Everybody rolls their eyes and my son says, "what's wrong THIS time, Dad?"  The answer is usually "So many things... Read more

April 18, 2017 by Blake

It's tax day! Hooray?

I used to get excited about tax refunds, and then I learned they're not really anything to get excited about; if you get a refund, it just means that you overpaid your... Read more

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Blake is a motivated action-oriented wiz kid with just a touch of wise ass. (ed: we prefer "spunky.") He clearly cares for our lived-in environment and has been a diligent carbon warrior for quite some time.