How cool is elimination of the need for external energy altogether? Think of a house as a free-standing energy system – without need for external energy sources to maintain habitability and comfort. So what makes a building sustainable?
Wikipedia defines Green Building here… Does this definition make sense to you?
I hung on the word
efficiency as a cop out. Efficiency means to limit consumption of external resources – minimize waste.
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Yep… I can crank the stairs up to move them out of the way when we need to work on the first floor. This means we can pour concrete, or adobe and lay utilities without them in the way.
Windows are a fire vulnerability. Cheap way to fireproof.
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Why is open source building cool?
Open source resources – architects, design library. Where to find designs.
Use of growing platforms to utilize loft area of greenhouse. Catwalks are expensive and expensive to make safe. Move the plants.
Continue reading Plants Aloft
Added a swingwall to the upper loft to enable us to have pineapple and other plants outside in summer but winter inside.
Continue reading Yep…. Migrating Trees
Hinged walls to enable tractor operation throughout house to pour concrete, dig trenches, and heavy lifting.
Who says you have to put a leach field outdoors?
I wonder if the folks at the health department really care?
Continue reading Indoor gray water leach field
Design of the greenhouse gray water planter as a system.
Continue reading Greenhouse Planter Design