Bring Your Home & Landscape to Life
The goal of nature of home is to provide home improvement information that merges building science, appearance, and principles from nature. Too often, we forget that our home is a system, and we can make it look and function better at the same time.
What makes this website different: Nothing on this website will be published by someone who doesn’t have hands-on experience. Think of it as having a knowledgeable online friend to help guide you with home projects and ideas.
Aiming to provide you with:
- DIY Home & Landscape Project How-to’s
- Resource Guides & Articles
- Unbiased Product Reviews
- Other Interesting Home Improvement Finds
With about two decades spent in the commercial construction industry as an IBEW electrician, Davin has been involved with many buildings during construction- and has learned what makes a good building. Along with studying some of the greats in the industry, such as Frank Llyod Wright (yes, he did have some failures and his designs were not for everyone, but his aesthetic principles were sound).
Along with his passion for great buildings and architecture, he is also driven by nature. Completing permaculture design training by Geoff Lawton. Who was an early pioneer of the permaculture movement. Main topics covered:
- Concepts and Themes in Design
- Methods of Design
- Pattern Understanding
- Climatic Factors
- Trees and their Energy Transactions
- Earthworks and Earth Resources
- The Humid Tropics
- Dryland Strategies
- Humid Cool to Cold Climates
- The Strategies of an Alternative Global Nation
Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) Training
Davin has also completed professional training in building science.
America’s Housing Needs Assistance
A large portion of the 130 million houses in this country was built before building and energy codes were created. The homes are usually plagued with issues with performance ranging from poor energy efficiency to thermal comfort and problems with indoor air quality.
To address these issues, the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) was formed in 1993. BPI has grown to become the country’s leading standards-setting and credentialing agency for upgrades and audits of residential energy systems and work. BPI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
BPI is managed by a committed Board of Directors and a staff of more than 20 clients, including Marketing, Customer Relations Operations, technical personnel.
Vision: BPI is the base of the residential construction performance sector, making houses energy-efficient, cozy, and long-lasting.
Goal: To bring the advantages of home performance to homeowners across the country through high-quality standards, accreditations, and assurance services in the home’s performance and weatherization industry.
BPI is recognized through the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an author for American National Standards and the ANSI National Accreditation Board under ISO/IEC 17024 as an accredited body to certify the Energy Auditor professional certification. BPI is aware of the importance of being impartial when its credentials can manage conflicts of interest and assure the objectivity of its certification procedures.
All of this makes Davin a unique resource. Not many people have as wide a range of knowledge and experience to draw from.
Media Features & Quotes:
|Los Angeles Times|
|Understanding Appliance Energy Ratings – Quoted Interview – Link|
|Homes & Gardens.com||Peonies not blooming? Here’s why – Link|
|How to wash microfiber couch covers – expert steps to a spotless statement seat – Link|
|‘One way to bring rock gardens to life is to include the Japanese practice of raking gravel to mimic water – called samon,’ says Davin Eberhardt, founder of Nature of Home.” –Link|
|Yahoo||8 Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements That Add Value – Link|
|Home Remodel Pro||What are some window styles for better ventilation? Quote – Link|
|Aol.||8 Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements That Add Value – Link|
|Bankrate||“Utility companies are also offering rebates on electrical appliances, such as induction cooktops and heat pump water heaters and HVAC systems,” Along with the high upfront costs involved with moving away from gas, energy-efficient appliances like electric heat pump water heaters are still relatively new technology that can come with a high price tag.” – Link|
|Morning AgClips||The Verdict is Here on America’s Favorite Vegetables — Here’s How to Grow Them – Link|
|GardeningMentor.com||6 Crucial Reasons Planter Boxes Need A Bottom (With Expert Comments) – Link|
|Wealth of Geeks||The Verdict is Here on America’s Favorite Vegetables — Here’s How to Grow Them – Link|
|clearsurance||Home Improvement Injuries: An ER Visit Analysis – Link|
|GO Banking Rates||8 Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements That Add Value- Link|
|MSN||8 Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements That Add Value – Link|
|“Making homemade mosquito repellent (balms are best for traveling, as aerosols and liquids have restrictions on planes) can alleviate some risks. And, most likely, it will save you money compared to purchasing it in another country.” – Link|
|“If you have some spare space or land, growing high-value cash crops can be an excellent side hustle to get to retirement faster. Some homeowners make up to $10,000 per month selling microgreens from their basement. ” – Link|
|“It is easy to think something will get continual use, but after using it for the first time, you gain more knowledge and realize you won’t need it as much as you thought. Plus, additional savings exist on not requiring maintenance, storage, etc.” – Link|
|Tree Vitalize||“Finding the best trees for small gardens starts with your USDA growing zone and why you’re planting trees.|
If planted for shade or decoration, some favorite trees are Redbud, Japanese maple, Saucer Magnolia, Jelly King Crab Apple, Carolina Silverbell, Hawthorn, and Flowering Dogwood.’ – Link