Whether you’re a contractor, architect, licensed professional, or an eco-friendly enthusiast, I am happy to welcome you to the Green Comfort Blog. My name is Dave Sweet, and I am an experienced eco-friendly homeowner/builder. I’ve been building environmentally-friendly homes since the 1980s, incorporating features like radiant heating, photovoltaic solar arrays, and unconventional framing and wall construction into homes that my family and I have lived in, so that we can live comfortably and be better stewards of our environment.
Some people might think building an eco-friendly home is time-consuming, expensive, or both, but sometimes our conceptions scare us off from attempting a project that actually ends up being easier and more beneficial than we think. The reason I’ve chosen to document the whole process from start to finish is to show you how anyone can achieve a balance between living in comfort and being environmentally friendly. When it comes to building an eco-friendly home, it’s all about the process - I want each of you to be able to conquer it, learn a great deal, and have a lot of fun at the same time.
Each video episode that’s featured on this blog covers a different aspect of my eco-friendly home building process, in a linear fashion. As you follow along, you’ll be able to form your own blueprint of how to embark on a project like this and see it through to completion. You’ll have the chance to be a part of some great discussions about a variety of topics concerning a project like this, and interact with some of the experts who are helping me along the way. Your participation will enrich the conversation and contribute to the web of knowledge and expertise, without which a blog like this wouldn’t be possible.
Joining the conversation is easy. Ask questions, exchange ideas, share resources, and more! I encourage you to be a part of this community, and share your experiences. In the meantime, enjoy this blog and all it has to offer!