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Transcript of Green Architecture
Jan Frantz Overview Insulating Materials Recycled Houses Insulation
Saving Energy Bills
Recycled Houses and Green Homes Protection from the outside hot or cold temperatures.
Insulation is what also regulates the moisture in a building as well as protecting it from air leaks. Idea developed by American architect Michael Reynolds, the "garbage warrior".
Calls his projects "earthships"
Earthships are not only made out of garbage but are also self-sustaining. What is Insulation? Why is insulation important? Insulation helps in maintaining a steady temperature and reduce the need of electrical appliances to regulate it, meaning less use of electricity. Applying Insulation Insulation is obtained through the right use of materials and construction techniques having both depend on each other.
Insulation can be installed in walls, floors and roofs. Rolls and Batts Rigid Foam Insulation Cementitous Foam Materials - Vapor Barriers Use: to block moisture from entering the house walls, insulation and room.
Materials used as vapor barriers:
Sheet of solid material like foil or plastic plates. Climate of geographical location of building determine whether the vapor barriers are needed or not and whether installed on the interior of the house walls or the exterior of the walls.
For example in cold climates vapor barriers are installed on the inside of the walls while on the outside in hot humid climates like Malta. Materials - Vapor Barriers Saving Energy Bills Glass Trees Rainwater harvesting Glass Trees & Vegetation Rainwater Harvesting The comfort of the occupants.
Enhanced productivity in the workplace.
Enhanced overall performance of a building's energy.
Convert carbon dioxide to oxygen.
Energy The water storage tank should be large enough to contain the captured water.
Uses include water for livestock, drinking and also for irrigation. Green Energy Other examples of recycled houses Tires Bottles Reclaimed Wood Wood Pallets Shipping Containers Ships & Boats Green Homes Monte Silo House, Utah, America The rounded shape provides amazing views in all directions and access to light all year round. Green Homes Eco-Friendly House, Enschede Netherlands The architects used Google Earth to find abandoned building sites within a 9 mile radius.
60% of the exterior and 90% of the interior are made of salvaged materials. Green Homes Heliotrope House, Freiburg, Germany Rotates with the sun to catch maximum sunlight for the solar panels. This increases energy production by 40% when compared with stationary solar panels.
Generates 5 times more energy than it uses.
Cost $2 million to build. Green Homes Casa Iseami, Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica Isolated from civilization - no access to public power cables, water or sanitation.
Uses water from the forest.
The house is 100% recyclable - mainly glass, plastic and steel Thank You! Glass - Why is it important? Reduce glare, unwanted solar heat gain and damaging ultraviolet radiation.
Windows and doors can also be selected according to which side of the house they will be installed. Glass Glass Solar shading. Trees & Vegetation When are evergreen and fruit species used?
Evergreen species - insulation
Fruit species - cooling Rainwater Harvesting The initial runoff water is diverted to waste.
Floating draw-off mechanism. Solar Energy Wind Energy Photovoltaic solar cells directly convert sunlight into electricity. The simplest cells are used to operate wristwatches and calculators, and more complicated systems are used to light houses. Wind turbines consist of 2 or 3 propeller-like blades that turn wind energy into electricity through a generator.