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Eco Friendly Houses

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This is the planned Barents Secretariat office and cultural tower to be built in Norway. At 16 to 17 stories it is set to become the tallest wooden building in the world. It is to be constructed using natural and recycled materials from the surrounding area, and the finished building should reuse biodegradable household and industrial waste to produce bio gas. The designers, Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Architects, are focusing on sustainable building and carbon neutrality.

This house is made of 8,000 plastic bottles and is one of many bottle homes built by Honduras-based Eco-Tec. The bottles are filled with mud and bound together with a cement mixture, offering cheap, long lasting construction.

This plastic-coated modular cardboard house, designed by a small Australian design firm, costs about $35,000 a kit.

Neumticos Paneles Solares Domos Ecolgicos

Building with tires actually makes a lot of sense: They stack well, they're expensive to recycle, and they offer lots of room for stuffing with insulating materials.

Currently under construction, Dubai's Vertical Village, consisting of residential, hotel and entertainment facilities, is covered in an impressive array of solar panels. The construction is expected to earn an impressive LEED Gold certification when it is completed. Each building is positioned to reduce the heat from sun exposure whilst the massive bed of solar collectors on the south side of the building automatically adjust orientation to the sun's position for maximum efficiency. The village also features a solar roof that helps to transport energy and break the solar field up into more manageable segments.

The Ecorium Project, sponsored by the National Ecological Institute of South Korea, is to be a 33,000 sq. meter park including a wetland reserve and a wild plant area. The structure, designed by Samoo, will be composed of a series of inter-connected greenhouse domes. The project is designed to be energy-efficient, with each greenhouse capable of detecting external climate conditions and making the appropriate adjustments inside. The exterior will be made of metal panels, low-iron and low-e double glazing, wood and plexiglass.

Paredes de Plantas Lounge Solar Ciudad Ecolgica

A $133 million plan in Portland, Oregon, has been announced to cover the Federal Building from ground floor to rooftop with a 200 foot wall of living vegetation. Officials estimate that scheme, incorporating solar panels, will save roughly $280,000 per year in energy costs, and the building will use about 60-65% less energy than a similar-sized office. The plant wall is likely to be irrigated by a combination of rainwater from the roof and water recycled from the building's plumbing.

The MercuryHouseOne was exhibited recently at the Venice Biennale art exhibition by the design firm Architecture and Vision. The Pod consists of a mobile solar-powered lounge constructed from Italian Carrara marble, and powered by the solar panels coating the exterior.

Masdar in Abu Dhabi is planned to become the world's first eco-city. Initially it will measure six square kilometres and incorporate homes for 50,000 people. Non electric cars will be banned, along with skyscapers. The city's power requirement will be predominantly generated using solar technology. Architects have positioned buildings close enough together so they benefit from the shade of their neighbors. A novel form of public transport in the shape of magnetic podcars will taxi inhabitants around the city. The project is expected to cost some $15 - 30 billion and to take 10 years to complete.

Generador Elctrico Elico - Casa Solar - Casa de Playa Solar

The Solar Wind Pavilion is a concept design for California State University to construct an ecofriendly space for up to 300 students and lecturers to meet. The design begins with a 150-foot wind generator that leads down to a roof featuring concentric rings of solar paneling. The design is intended to represent the generated electricity flowing toward the campus.

The solar declathlon expo in Madrid featured the Fab Lab house - a 75 squared meter paraboloid shaped house covered in solar panels. The shape of the Fab Lab house was chosen by the designers as they believed it was the perfect form for capturing the sun's rays. The elevation from its three legs helps the house keep cool in summer. It is also made from natural materials it's possibly one of the most eco-friendly abodes you could hope for. The Fab Lab Solar Panel House can be built in an impressive 15 days and house a family of four.

The Fish House by Guz Architects is an eco-friendly seafront house embracing Singapore s tropical climate by creating an open space, which allows the residents to enjoy the spectacular ocean views. Natural light, ocean breezes and tropical flora, have been integrated into the design, so that inhabitants feel close to nature inside this hightech waterfront home. It s constructed of wood, steel and glass, and features a swimming pool that connects the house with the landscape. The basement level media room comes with a u-shaped acrylic window that brings in the natural light. TheCurved rooms are covered with photovoltaic panels to meet the energy needs of the house.

Prefabricada Viroc 100% Autosuficiente Material Reciclado

The above prefab house was assembled in Cedeira, Spain, by Madrid firm MYCC in just 3 days!. The roof and the side facades were covered with Viroc, a light prefabricated mixture of cement and wood shavings. The prefabricated house was assembled in the factory to check the construction, disassembled and shipped to the site and reassembled in three days, with about two weeks of final fitting. The prefab house has high standards of energy efficiency. The fast construction time minimises emissions and makes efficient use of limited resources. This house built at Playa Carate, Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica, created by Robles Arquitectos is 100% self-sufficient. The house uses water from the forest, which also serves as a power source thanks to two low-impact hydroelectric turbines that generate 800kWh. Photovoltaic Solar panels on the roof provide up to 10,800kWh of electricity, whilst additional solar thermal panels heat up the water. The house is so isolated from civilization that it has no access to public power cables, sanitation, or water. Everything in the house has been designed to be energy efficient and easy to maintain, and all the building materials were tested in order to gauge their impact on the environment. A large part of the building materials used to construct this Eco Friendly House in Enschede, Netherlands, were salvaged from abandoned building sites. As much as 60 per cent of salvaged materials were used for the exterior of the house, and 90 per cent for the interiors. The architects used Google Earth to look for abandoned building sites in a nine mile radius around the plot, and then salvaged materials, that would otherwise have gone to waste. Even some of the smaller details of the house were salvaged, including umbrella spokes used for the lighting.

Eco Friendly Houses

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Diagrama Eco House

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Ground Source Pump

In essence a ground source pump provides your household with hot water, through a system of underground, under-floor, pipes being particularly valuable in winter. In the summer they can be used to cool our households by extracting heat from the air

Beneficios de la tecnologa
Can reduce your carbon footprint: heat pumps can lower your home s carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing No fuel deliveries required Can provide space heating and hot water Can lower fuel bills, especially if you are currently using conventional electric heating It's often classed as a fit and forget technology because it needs little maintenance

Cuando es conveniente aplicar esta tecnologa

Is your garden suitable for a ground loop? It doesn't have to be particularly large, but the ground needs to be suitable for digging a trench or a borehole and accessible to digging machinery Is your home well insulated? Since ground source heat pumps produce a lower temperature heat than traditional boilers, it's essential that your home is insulated and draught proofed well for the heating system to be effective. It could also make the system cheaper and smaller What fuel will you be replacing? If you're replacing an electric, or coal heating system, a ground source heating system will save you more on your heating bills. Heat pumps are not recommended for homes on the gas network What type of heating system will you use? Underfloor heating systems, larger radiators or low temperature fan convectors (warm air heating) can perform better than standard radiator-based systems because of the lower water temperatures required Is the system intended for a new development? Combining the installation with other building work can reduce the cost of installing the system Use the Home Energy Generation Selector tool to find out if a heat pump is suitable for your home

Costos y Ahorros

Costs of installing a typical system range from about 9,000 to 17,000. Running costs will depend on a number of factors - including the size of your home and how well insulated it is The heat distribution system: If you have the opportunity, underfloor heating can provide greater efficiencies than radiators because the water doesn t need to be heated to such a high temperature. If underfloor heating isn t possible, then use the largest radiators you can. Your installer should be able to advise on this Fuel costs: you will still have to pay fuel bills with a heat pump because they are powered by electricity. The saving you achieve can be affected by the price of the fuel you are replacing and the price of the electricity for the heat pump Efficiency of old and new system: the efficiency of the old heating system will affect how much you spent on heating bills previously. If the old heating system was inefficient heating bills could have been high and the difference between the new running costs and the old running costs will be greater, therefore providing a greater saving Hot water: if the system is providing hot water as well as space heating: the provision of hot water can lower system efficiencies, therefore making running costs higher. Temperature setting: if you heat your home to much higher temperatures with a new heat pump system than you did with an old heating system then you will experience greater comfort benefits, but heating bills could be higher than if you continued with the same heating pattern. It s a good idea to set thermostats to around 18 to 21 degrees centigrade Using the controls: learn how to control the system so you can get the most out of it. Your installer should explain to you how to control the system so you can use it most effectively.


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