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Earthbag Building Index Homemade Solar panels At the end, the solar absorber is painted black and placed in the diy solar panels casing. The casing is covered with plexiglass that we attach to the frame and thoroughly corked with silicone. Polycarbonate / plexiglass is slightly convex in order to gain greater strength. On YouTube you can see how our diy pop-can solar panels work. Important note: Our solar system is not able to accumulate thermal energy after producing it. Differential thermostat (snap disc) controls the fan. If on/off temperatures are set carefully, diy solar panels are able to produce an average 2 kW of energy for home heating. Dress rehearsal of solar collectors carried out in the backyard before installing the system on the house. After completing installation of collector, the outside temperature was -3 ° C, and from the solar collector is coming out 3 m3/min (3 cubic meters per minute) of heated air.

Our Approach: 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Building sustainable futures from the ground up At the foundation of Empowerment WORKS, 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) is a collaboration road map, an Asset Based Community-driven Development (ABCD) framework, philosophy of self-determination and an educational curriculum empowering communities to build sustainable futures from the ground up. In short, 7 Stages to Sustainability is a tool to transform poverty into prosperity in the world's most economically challenged communities. And, modeling the way nature creates, the 7SS pattern is universal and used world-wide to catalyze innovation in business, technology, music and even movies. Therefore, to strengthen coherence and meaningful collaboration across all sectors of society - and thus unite much more of humanity in local solutions, Empowerment WORKS is dedicated to scaling this approach through Partners in Empowerment (PIE) and related tools. . 7SS as a Framework for Participatory Community Development Stages 1-3: THE INTERNAL FOCUS

Early Childhood Education and Quality Child Care in North Texas | Educational First Steps Une maison en sac de sable Vous souvenez-vous de vos jeux d’enfants, avec vos frères/sœurs/amis, lorsque vous vous cachiez derrière des sacs de sable, comme à la guerre ? Et bien il existe depuis longtemps maintenant une technique de construction similaire à cela, qui permet d’obtenir des habitations très efficaces et performantes énergétiquement à des prix imbattables. A l’origine utilisée dans les pays africains, elle s’exporte peu à peu dans nos contrées plus tempérées . Regardons quelques années en arrière : les armées du monde, bien qu’elles ne soient les meilleurs exemples existants d’écologie et de « durabilité », ont toujours utilisé des sacs de sable pour les bases, camps provisoires… Les avantages pour eux étaient multiples : protection contre les projectiles (en fonction de la taille et de l’épaisseur des sacs, ils peuvent protéger d’une simple balle à un obus !) Matières premières locales : à part les sacs (sur lesquels je reviens plus bas), tout ou presque peut-être trouvé localement.

Earthbag House Plans - Small, Affordable, Sustainable Permaculture et construction naturelle : la terre crue de A à Z | Une importante partie du sous sol français est composé de terre argileuse, une aubaine en permaculture car il s’agit d’un des meilleurs matériaux de construction, durable et naturel. La terre est composée de sable, de limons et d’argile. Il faut généralement creuser à 20 ou 30 cm de la surface, sous la terre végétale, pour trouver de la terre utile à la construction. On note la différence de terre par un changement de couleur net. Le taux d’argile dans une terre va donner la technique la plus adaptée à utiliser car toutes les terres ne sont pas adaptées à toutes les techniques. Pour stocker la terre, le mieux est de la mettre sous un toit avec des courants d’air (un hangar). La bauge La bauge se trouve traditionnellement en Normandie. L’adobe L’adobe est d’origine arabe. Après 2 semaines, on peut les entasser selon une disposition précise avant de les bâcher pour les protéger de la pluie. Le pisé Le torchis Le taux d’argile dans la terre doit être d’au moins 20 % (un peu comme l’adobe).

12 Most Amazing Bionic Buildings 12 Most Amazing Bionic Buildings sciencetech” /> This is a guest post written by Andy Boyd Have you ever pictured what the high-rise buildings of the future might look like? If so, you’re not alone. One 21st Century movement (among others) which may give an indication as to what future architecture will look like, is bionic architecture; a movement which is more in tune with the natural earth. Bionic architecture ignores the traditional rectangular format of buildings that we’ve been used to for so long and instead takes its design cues from the curved lines of biological structures and the natural world. So, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the most incredible examples of bionic architecture and some of the leading bionic architects in the world. Anti-Smog Building, Paris Anti-Smog Building This is one of the projects from Vincent Callebaut, a young French architect who is making some serious waves in the world of bionic architecture. The Ascent at Roebling Bridge, Cincinnati

DEKA R&D Partnership Supplies Clean Drinking Water As part of Coca‑Cola’s commitment to replenish 100 percent of the water we use in our drinks and operations by 2020, we’re working with DEKA Research & Development to take an amazing piece of cutting-edge water purifying technology into communities in need. DEKA’s ‘Slingshot’ is a portable, low-energy machine that can purify water in any form. One Slingshot unit can purify up to 300,000 litres of water per year – enough daily drinking water for roughly 300 people. Slingshot runs on electricity, but only needs one kilowatt of power to do an hour’s work – less than the amount of energy required to run a standard hairdryer. It can be plugged into the local grid or powered by solar cells, batteries or DEKA’s Stirling electric generator (which runs on biogas that can be obtained from local waste sources). Introducing EKOCENTER™ By 2015, we will place between 1,500 and 2,000 EKOCENTERs or Slingshot water purification systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America.

Maison en sacs de terre de 50m2 pour 8700 € construite à 3 en 8 jours Dans les pays occidentaux, le secteur du bâtiment est énergétivore et fortement émetteur de gaz à effet de serre. De plus, construire une maison engloutie les budgets des ménages. > Le concept de maison en sacs de terre permet d'utiliser des produits locaux (terre trouvée sur place) et à un coût dérisoire. Cette maison, un vrai bunker, est presque indestructible. En secteurs fortement déboisés (Haïti, Afrique subsahélienne etc.) le concept d'EcoDome apporte un avantage majeur : sa construction ne nécessite pas de bois (pas de charpente). De la lune à la terre... - Olivier Nader Khalili est un architecte irano-américain qui a travaillé sur l'architecture lunaire dans les années 80 et a développé des constructions en sacs de sable, qu'il appelle "Super Adobe". - "The real form of poverty is the poverty of hope. "Je n'ai rien inventé. Suite >> Maison en sac de terre par Natureconstruction Maison en sacs de terre - lit

Natural Building Blog Planning Because it encompasses activity over several years, a strategic plan will need to be tweaked over the course of time as there are assumptions made in creating the plan that ultimately will not come to fruition. A strategic plan should cover three to five years or so and should contain the following elements: Your mission statement. It is the reason you started a nonprofit organization and describes what you do. While a long-term or strategic plan is important, it must be segmented into specific, achievable pieces that can be measured for effectiveness and cost. An Annual Plan Why a one-year plan? Many strategic plans ultimately are shelved because an organization fails to adequately assign responsibility or hold staff accountable for the accomplishment of smaller actions through an annual plan. Planning should be an inclusive process seeking input from all who are involved internally and externally with the nonprofit organization.

Inicio - Superadobe Cal-Earth Low Cost Solar Cell Breakthrough With Copper Doped CdTe Thin Film Clean Power Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Tina Casey What a difference 34 years can make. When the Carter Administration installed solar panels at the White House back in 1979, photovoltaic cells were space age technology that most households could not afford, aside from the rare DIY-er. Now the price of solar power has been sinking like a stone, thanks partly to the introduction of low cost materials and inexpensive thin film fabrication methods. Low Cost Materials For High Efficiency Solar Cells The new Empa solar cell boasts an efficiency of 11.5 percent, which might not sound like a big deal compared to last year’s announcement of a 44 percent efficiency mark by the company Solar Junction, but we’re talking about two distinctive technologies. Low cost solar cell (cropped) courtesy of Empa. They started with CdTe, which is already the least expensive of its kind in terms of production methods, and they focused on one obstacle to lowering the cost even farther. About the Author

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