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Permatecture Pro


Permatecture professionals address complex cultural and technical aspects of climate change including:

  • Is Energy, Food And Water Independence Possible?
  • What Does Sustainability Look Like?
  • Can We Live With A Zero Carbon Footprint?
  • What Would It Take To Leave No Trace?
  • Implications of Open Source Media Tech and Free Press
  • Do We Have The Will For Necessary Changes?

Permatecture professionals seek to tie disparate bits and pieces into a cohesive model.

If a complex problem can be viewed simply, novel solutions are possible. Without simplicity, creativity suffers." - kg

Such a model can be used to increase understanding and inform design decisions. Complexity is managed by deconstructing and reducing the whole into discrete modules. Understanding relations between modules informs novel design assumptions. Novel design assumptions in turn lead to better outcomes.

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  • Fish fertilize the hydroponics, hydroponics clean the water for the fish
  • Start small, plan for growth
  • Use simple tech to monitor system state

Rainwater Harvesting

Green Material Science

Solar Electric Standards 

  • NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • IEEE 1547 - Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
  • IEEE 1547.1 - Standard for Conformance Test Procedures...
  • IEEE 519 - Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems
  • ANSI C84.1- Electric Power Systems and Equipment-Voltage Ratings (60Hz)
  • UL 1741-SA  + Rule 21 - Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment...
  • Note the Mar2020 DIGR Guide Excerpts requirement for 'Adanced Inverters'
  • IP (Ingress Protection) Rating Guide

Off Grid Solar

  • Buy used, think carefully about long term lease arrangements of any kind. Run the numbers based on the almost vertical descending cost per watt.
  • Consider an electric auto as part of your ROI cost analysis, you might be suprised at the savings.
  • Handeeman - Local St. David, AZ YouTube Homesteader on Tesla Battery Pack DIY Solar Storage

On Grid Solar 

Open Source Tech


  • Variable Speed motor controls
  • Passive energy reporting
  • Active air handling

Responsive Lighting

  • LED Arduino controllers ( Seedwuino Xiao Samd )
  • Indoor systems integrate with sensors and hvac
  • Outdoor Hardened enclosures, solar powered, off grid, theft resisatant
  • Lights do interesting things when people are present
  • Sparkfun LED Design Discussion


  • Micromanufacturing
  • Open CNC
  • Additive 3d printing

Open Source Media

Development Environments

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