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For questions and rental inquieries, please contact Eric L. Berlow

Owner:
Eric L. Berlow, Ph.D. is the director of the University of California Merced, Sierra Nevada Research Institute Wawona Field Station in Yosemite National Park.

Environmental Design:
Tobias Luthe, Ph.D., Germany
Steve Kabala, Architect, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Rob Pena, College of Architecture and Env. Design, Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo
Peter Millar, Building Energy Solutions

Contractor:
Michael Quinn, Crowley Lake, CA

Web Design:
Tobias Luthe, Ph.D.
Eva Cohen

Useful Online Calculators:
home energy saving calculator
passive solar overhang calculator
solar angle calculator
window calculator

Local Climate Data:
Map of Remote Automated Weather Stations
Closest RAWS to Swall
Swall Area Weather Forecast
Mono County Backcountry and Avi Forecast
Mammoth Weather Dweeb Report
Snow Forecasts for California Resorts

Some Green Products and Supplies that we found usefuls
Alternative Energy Store
Black Energy
Consumer Reports
Eco Products
Energystar
Real Goods
Solar Direct
Cellulose

Renewable Energy Incentives/Rebates
Calfornia Energy Commission
Solar Services

What We Used:
recycled metal roof: Recla Metals
bamboo plywood: Plyboo
LED lighting: Permlight, CCrane
radient floor tubing: Rehau Pex
Heat Recovery Ventillator: Ultimateair
Drain Heat Recovery: GFX
energy efficient condensing boiler: Knight Boiler
low E double pane windows: Eagle Windows
salvaged appliances: Appliance Gardens
recycled cork flooring: Flooring Alternetives
salvaged milled firewood: Bob Drake (760) 934-7891 Mammoth Lakes, CA
salvaged bathtub, sinks, furniture: Urban Ore (510) 841-SAVE Berkeley, CA
used Solar Collectors: The Energy Source Bishop, CA 760-873-6165
used Hot Tub: The Energy Source Bishop, CA 760-873-6165
used stereo, speakers, TV, etc. etc.: Craigslist

Other Critical Logistical Support:
Carrington Clark III, Sheldon M. Berlow, Eugene Setel, Bill Riley, Jennifer Michels, Reinold Luthe, Moses Jones, Tjarn, Dan Gluesenkamp, Kurt Michels, Ernesto Montenero, Georgia Gibbon, Stephen Kalish, Rosemary Jarrett, Jim Browning, Lloyd Stephens, Terri Lee, Oscar Balsalobre, Jordi Modolell, Joern Zeller, Moses Jones (Webb Jones Joinery), Reinold Luthe, and of course, Telemarkzone.