One of the most unique things about my green home is the walls: instead of a standard "stick-frame" construction, I'm using special insulated panels from a company called Kama-Eebs, which have all sorts of advantages in efficiency and heat retention.
(Read more about the panels in my first Green Dream column.) Another plus: they're also easy to put up with a skeleton crew. Or at least that's the promise—-we'll see about the reality as my home really takes shape this week.
Here's a gallery of the site as we get ready to do some serious panel installing.
John B. Carnett, PopSci's staff photographer, is using the latest green technology to build his dream home. Follow along as the project progresses on his Green Dream blog: popsci.com/green-dream
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.