Saturday, October 22, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Systematic Approach to Sustainable Dwellings
Taking a closer look at the lack of resources and the cost increases per unit of gas for cars & homes, professionals such as myself in the green architecture industry have determined to remain adamant that people should invest dollars in the future with technology capable of capturing sunlight and converting it into heat and energy.
I have found a site that describes in a basic manner with text and diagrams the different kinds of things to consider for each design.
The following links will take you to brochures from Solar Works, Inc.
Solar PV augmented grid system:
Soar PV w/battery storage augmented grid system:
Solar PV off the grid completely:
Solar Hot Water heating:
Good design starts with conservation and forethought. Our future holds promise for a cleaner living with reducing the dependence on resources we mine from our Earth.
Friday, October 07, 2005
With sustainable features such as rain water collection system, solar powered pumps, solar hot water heaters, gray water irrigation, a viable water recovery septic system and natural ventilation, this villa plan offers something comfortable and livable for parties of two to fourteen.
This is the first of three such projects on Island.