As energy prices climb higher and higher, the infrastructure of our shelters is increasingly more important. And because we already have so much built, there is a huge potential for business models that focus on retrofitting poorly designed and built homes.

 Shelter Business Models

I. Heating

A. Masonry Stove Builder

B. Rocket Mass Heater Builder

C. Radiant Floor Heating Design + Installation

II. Cooling

A. Stay tuned… still looking for business models.

III. Insulation

A. Energy Auditing

IV. Lighting

A. Energy efficient lighting design and installation

B. Green Roof Design and Installation


V. Passive Solar Design

A. PassivHaus Consultant

B. Living Building Challenge Consultant

VI. Natural Building Methods

A. Cob Building