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Feb. 12, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Newer, Larger Homes Use About As Much Energy As Older, Smaller Ones

The Energy Information Administration reports that U.S. homes built since 2000 are only using 2 percent more energy than older homes despite being 30 percent larger on average. How is that possible? Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Energy efficiency, Green building, Small homes


Oct. 30, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Tour A Tiny Home In Northeast Portland

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Filed under: Sustainability, Small homes


Oct. 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Graphics: Saving Energy, Carbon With Smaller Homes

I just caught up to Jordan Palmeri, author of a study by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality about the environmental benefits of small homes.

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Filed under: Energy, Environment, Small homes


Oct. 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Conference Devotes A Day To Building Small Homes

Organizers say this is a first: An entire conference devoted to building smaller homes. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land use, Sustainability, Accessory Dwelling Units, Small homes


Oct. 26, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Report: Smaller homes, smaller carbon footprints

Headlines sure have a way of dumbing down the news, don't they?

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Filed under: Environment, Land, Sustainability, Energy efficiency, Garbage, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Small homes



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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