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Seymour-Smith Architects. Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Hill Barn was a derelict 300 year old stone structure situated in a prominent and beautiful location at the top of a hill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Seymour-Smith Architects

Being in AONB open countryside, together with the fact that there was a Housing Moratorium in the area, made the prospect of obtaining planning permission extremely unlikely. Underhill House is also designed as a Passivhaus – a German standard resulting in a 90% reduction in carbon emissions compared to that of an average home. This project was in fact the first certified Passivhaus in England. Download the project PDF here We addressed these challenges by proposing to convert the barn into an office, and to slot the new house in underneath it. Photos by Samuel Ashfield, courtesy of Dow / Sto Link to Channel 4 website Link to our AI Passivhaus Blog Next.

Thermal mass in passive solar design. People have been talking about passive solar buildings for a long time, although there have been surprisingly few actually built during that time.

Thermal mass in passive solar design

In the 1970s and early 1980s (around the time of the first energy crisis), passive solar design began to emerge and many architects and builders experimented with it, with varying degrees of success. The basic principles are pretty straightforward, but getting all the details right can be challenging. Probably the biggest issue is finding the right combination of windows to let the sun’s energy in, and amount of thermal mass to store that energy. Thermal mass in passive solar homes can be concrete or tile floors, concrete walls, and large tanks of water. The important element in thermal mass is that heat from the sun needs to be able to hit the mass, either directly or indirectly, to heat it up.

Passive [Solar] House. Tour an Earth-Bermed House in Upstate New York. Solarbeheizte Dorfschule am Himalaya. Zurück zu den Beiträgen 2001-01: Erneuerbare Energien in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Solarenergie am Dach der Welt Ladakh und die tibetische Himalayaregion haben ideale Voraussetzungen für solare Energienutzung.

Solarbeheizte Dorfschule am Himalaya

Es gibt im rauhen Wüstenklima von Ladakh kaum Bäume und daher auch kaum örtlich vorhandenes Heizmaterial für die sehr kalten Wintermonate, in denen Temperaturen bis -30°C keine Seltenheit sind. Trotz der frostigen Temperaturen scheint fast täglich die Sonne, der Himalayahauptkamm hält fast alle Niederschläge ab und das Klima ist äußerst trocken. Solarbeheizte Dorfschule am Himalaya Von Christian Hlade*

Concept Cottage — Solterre Design. Solterre Design is pleased to announce the Solterre Concept Cottage at 3 Pastures on Second Peninsula, Nova Scotia.

Concept Cottage — Solterre Design

This project brings together LEED for Homes Platinum Certification, the German based Passive House (Passivhaus) energy standard and the self-sufficiency of off-grid living. This ambitious house design combines the best aspects of Solterre’s twenty years of green design experience and provides a demonstration site for environmentally-sensitive architecture and green building products.

The Concept House also received a Lieutenant Governor Award of Merit for architectural design. LEED for Homes Platinum Certification The Solterre Concept Cottage received LEED Platinum , the highest certification level available from the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) in June 2013. Passiv-Erdhaus GmbH.

Erdhäuser in Günzburg: Teelicht und Körperwärme heizen das ganze Heim - Nachrichten Bayern. Es gibt Erdhäuser und es gibt Passivhäuser.

Erdhäuser in Günzburg: Teelicht und Körperwärme heizen das ganze Heim - Nachrichten Bayern

Aber ein Erd-Passivhaus, das sei weltweit einzigartig, sagt Robert Sengotta. Eines bewohnt der 45-jährige Bauträger selbst, ein zweites ist bezogen, ein drittes im Entstehen. Alle stehen sie in Günzburg. Günzburg Es gibt Erdhäuser und es gibt Passivhäuser. Aber ein Erd-Passivhaus, das sei weltweit einzigartig, sagt Robert Sengotta. Erdhaus, das klingt nach einer dunklen Höhle. Sonnenhaus Institut eV. Composting greenhouse provides hot water. The original content of this page, "Composting greenhouse provides hot water (original)", was authored by Ole Ersson, and was written from his point of view.

Composting greenhouse provides hot water

It was ported with permission from Experiments in Sustainable Urban Living. Bales Our household of 2 adults and three children obtained all our household hot water from a composting greenhouse we constructed in Portland, Oregon in 1994. It provided hot water at a temperature of 90-130 degrees (Fahrenheit) continuously until it was dismantled 18 months later.

We used the space to grow several species of mushrooms and to house plants from our garden during winter. The strawbale floor The greenhouse design was similar to inexpensive "tube" greenhouses. Pipe supports for the roof Two PVC 3/4 inch water lines ran underground from the house to the greenhouse. Plans in the greenhouse The total amount of hot water contained in the hose inside the compost (comprising a cylinder 100 feet long by 1.5 inch diameter) was 9.17 gallons. Dutch Mountain by Denieuwegeneratie. Slideshow: Amsterdam design studio Denieuwegeneratie have buried a woodland villa beneath a mound of earth at a Dutch nature reserve.

Dutch Mountain by Denieuwegeneratie

The manmade hill disguises the building on its northern facade and creates a blanket of insulation around the walls during colder months. Entitled Dutch Mountain, the house emerges from the hill on the southern and western sides, where a panelled wall of glazing folds around a staggered living room and kitchen. Projects in Green Architecture & Building. Our BatchGeo world MAP shows the locations of green architecture, green building and renewable energy projects featured on Solaripedia.

Projects in Green Architecture & Building

Veljko Milkovic is an inventor and, as such, has created designs for an eco-house along with many other energy-saving devices. His self-heating eco-house – or Eko Kuca - building concept saves up to 85 percent on heating, 100 percent on cooling, 30 percent on lighting and about 20 to 40 percent on building materials, based on monitoring.

Using passive solar design principles and earth-shelter techniques, he also employs reflective surfaces that unfold to capture and amplify solar gain into the home through the glazing. Milkovic says this design achieves the highest energy savings with a minimum investment. Holzhaus [Mobile-Version] "Zwischen Tür & Angel": Folge 4 - Familie Hilgers und ihr Biosolarhaus.