Positive Energy Homes

Positive Energy Homes

This book explores the Passive House ‘fabric first’ approach, as well as the science and practicalities of effective ventilation strategies, smart options for heating and cooling, daylight harvesting, and efficient lighting and ...

Author: Robin Brimblecombe

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486303786

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Positive energy homes enable people to live healthy and comfortable lives with energy left over to share. Creating a house you love that produces surplus energy is surprisingly easy with a thorough understanding of how buildings work and careful attention to detail in construction. The Passive House standard, with its well-proven track record, forms the basis for creating positive energy homes. This book explores the Passive House ‘fabric first’ approach, as well as the science and practicalities of effective ventilation strategies, smart options for heating and cooling, daylight harvesting, and efficient lighting and appliances. Positive Energy Homes provides home owners world-wide, architects and builders with an understanding of the principles and technical details of building these houses.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

ZEMCH Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes

ZEMCH  Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes

10.1.3.4 The Vermont House ECOxIA is a French company in the green building
industry, whose founders were very influenced by the experience of ... It has been
created with the corporate mission to democratize positive energy housing.

Author: Masa Noguchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319319674

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 520

In this book, leading international experts explore the emerging concept of the zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) – designed to meet the need for social, economic, and environmental sustainability – and provide all of the knowledge required for the delivery of zero energy mass customized housing and community developments in developed and developing countries. The coverage is wide ranging, progressing from explanation of the meaning of sustainable development to discussion of challenges and trends in mass housing, the advantages and disadvantages of prefabricated methods of construction, and the concepts of mass customization, mass personalization, and inclusive design. A chapter on energy use will aid the reader in designing and retrofitting housing to reduce energy demand and/or improve energy end‐use efficiency. Passive design strategies and active technologies (especially solar) are thoroughly reviewed. Application of the ZEMCH construction criteria to new buildings and refurbishment of old houses is explained and the methods and value of building performance simulation, analyzed. The concluding chapter presents examples of ZEMCH projects from around the world, with discussion of marketing strategy, design, quality assurance, and delivery challenges. The book will be invaluable as a training/teaching tool for both students and industry partners.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

How to Create Positive Energy in Your Space

How to Create Positive Energy in Your Space

Transmute Discordant Energy and Activate Light and Positive Energy in Your
Home and Environment Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos. 2.3 Structure How our homes are
built can also affect energy flow, as sometimes pockets of dense energy simply
don't ...

Author: Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504302487

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

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Spiritualists cannot effectively refine their soul frequencies in an environment that does not match their soul vibration. The energy that is outside of us does affect our energy field and therefore our soul vibration. Being aware means that you understand this and take action to address it. In How to Create Positive Energy in Your Space, author Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos explains how you can assess your physical environment and its energetic imprint by looking at the location and structure and harmonising it by crystal gridding and Himalayan Salt placement to combat discord and electromagnetic smog. She also reveals the impact that previous residents, neighbours, and the past have on the present and describes ways to shift discordant energy by decluttering, cleansing, and interior design. Through the use of colour therapy, chakras, plants, flowers, aromas, sound, sacred geometry, and symbology, you can manifest light and positive energy in your home and space. These methods can help you continue on your path of restoring to your original soul template and living the life you came here to experience. This guide presents ways to evaluate the energetic imprint of the spaces around you and transform them into positive and helpful environments for you to inhabit.
Categories: Self-Help

Design and Construction of High Performance Homes

Design and Construction of High Performance Homes

geoffrey thün + kathy velikov ABSTRACT: North House was the product of an
interdisciplinary, inter-institutional design research project to develop a full-scale
prototype of a net-positive-energy solar-powered residence optimized for cold ...

Author: Franca Trubiano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135874841

Category: Architecture

Page: 302

View: 643

Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent buildings high performing; energy-free architectural design principles and advances in building-integrated photovoltaics; essential engineering principles, controls and approaches to simulation for achieving net zero; the advantages of integrated design in residential construction and the challenges and opportunities it engenders; detailed case studies of innovative homes which have incorporated low-energy design solutions, new materials, alternative building assemblies, digital fabrication, integrated engineering systems and operational controls. Divided into four parts, the book discusses the requisite AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) knowledge needed when building a high-performance home. It also communicates this information across four case studies, which provide the reader with a thorough overview of all aspects to be considered in the design and construction of sustainable homes. With contributions from experts in the field, the book provides a well-rounded and multi-faceted approach. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in design, architecture, engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical), construction and energy management.
Categories: Architecture

Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

Terraced houses in the “ solar district " , by Rolf Disch . ... panels into the curtain
walling system ; the Solarsiedlung development of “ positive energy " houses ,
which produce more energy than they consume , using photovoltaic panel
cladding ...

Author: Dominique Gauzin-Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764366591

Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 497

Since the mid-1980s, and in particular the 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, sustainability has become a global issue and the subject of international debate. In the context of architecture sustainability implies the use of intelligent technology, innovative construction methods, ecologically friendly materials and use of environmentally-friendly energy resources. This book begins with an overview of the various approaches and developments in sustainable architecture, followed by an in-depth section on urbanism looking at several European towns. In the third section the technologies, materials and methods of ecological architecture are examined. Concluding the volume are 23 sophisticated and innovative European case studies. The author and architect Dominique Gauzin-Müller has specialised on energy and environmental issues and ecological architecture for over 15 years.
Categories: Architecture

Zero carbon Homes

Zero carbon Homes

Nevertheless energy efficiency still appears to be a minor factor influencing the
purchase or rental decision, even with ... values for low energy homes (Glavis,
2010; Farhar and Coborn, 2006), thus suggesting that the positive experience of
 ...

Author: Joanna Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136575549

Category: Architecture

Page: 424

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Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more innovative house-builders globally, whilst energy providers seek to decarbonise the energy supply to new and existing development. Various new technical systems for achieving these goals are beginning to emerge. For example the passive house whose energy requirement for space heating and cooling is almost zero; the smart grid that has revolutionized the management of energy, whilst enabling the connection of small-scale, renewable energy producers and electric vehicles to the grid; or the European super-grid which will enable zero carbon energy to be generated in the Sahara desert and stored in Norway. This book explores the diverse approaches that are being adopted around the world to deliver zero carbon homes and the different societal systems and geographic circumstances in which they have developed. It postulates a roadmap for delivering zero carbon homes, together with a toolbox approach for policy and practice to suit particular national and local circumstances. A series of case studies are presented that offer lessons for delivering zero carbon homes. These examples are also used to demonstrate how prototype systems can move into the mainstream. The book highlights some of the instruments and mechanisms that could be used to support this transformation and addresses the wider implications of introducing these innovative systems in terms of industry, lifestyle and urban form.
Categories: Architecture

The Boy with Two Homes

The Boy with Two Homes

“The Boy With Two Homes” has been written for the benefit of children who must
live in two places because of divorce or ... Homes” can be read to children with
loving support and with enthusiastic reinforcement of positive energy from both ...

Author: Sandy Pimentel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477170885

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 747

The Boy With Two Homes is a story about a child who needed to live in two places because his Mom and Dad were no longer living together. Change is always difficult and confusing at first but Anton became healthy and happy living in both places. The story is a reflection of the power that love has when change forces a different way of life for a family.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Pure Positive Energy

Pure Positive Energy

We have all heard of water fountains in our homes, offices and landscape but
when you have just one shot of sending a message to the customer before they
look upon an array of thousands of items, you need to make it count. So how can
 ...

Author: Sheila Akers

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452555768

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 902

Pure Positive Energy! offers leading-edge information about universal understanding of the laws which govern our planet, such as the Law of Attraction. Sheila Akers places a magnifying glass upon her own personal case study scenarios, which can be used as platforms for your advantage as a deliberate creator. Understanding how to deliberately create reality, accordingly, to the relationship with your inner spirit is the master key to all the health, wealth, and relationships. It is the missing piece to how we were designed physically, mentally, and spiritually. Within the material of Pure Positive Energy, Sheila Akers offers a way for you to see how your reality is being created. Sheila believes there is, within our powerful minds, a certain innate knowing that we are all master creators of our mirrored and emotional realities through our focus, our imagination, faith, and keeping in tune with our inner spirit. You will feel her sense of urgency to understanding the importance of this teaching at this time because of what is called the energy shift, what that means, and what is at stake for human evolution. Do you want to know in detail how your life experiences are created and what you can do to change it through the power of your mind? Would you like to know many of life's unanswered questions, such as who you are as a spirited species and why we are here? Our options as far as what can actually be created within our world are unlimited, and how things happen in the world energetically is not yet understood--until now, within this book!
Categories: Fiction

The World of Positive Energy

The World of Positive Energy

Negative energy cannot affect the soul. Or rather, it can, ... A human being, made
of flesh and blood, open to all kinds of energy, both negative and positive. It has
to manage ... We love our new car and our own homes, and so on. One kind of ...

Author: John Baselmans

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557025428

Category:

Page: 388

View: 167

This book opens the world behind the world in which we live. It is not what we see but what we do, how we live and act. It's about an energy that is easy to pick up and use: It is merely a matter of believing. This book helps you retrieve what you have lost. It will guide you back onto the right track. By reading this book, you may be able to see the 'big picture' of your life. Your eyes will be opened and you will see that everything you need is free and right there. The world of energy will make a decisive difference for your future life. We expect technology, science and computers to give us a good, pleasant and healthy life. But in spite of all our knowledge, we are moving away from our 'core'. The connection with our core is fading. We appear blind and totally dependent on a system. A system that is completely lost.An introduction with a wink to the new world.
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The Sociology of Energy Buildings and the Environment

The Sociology of Energy  Buildings and the Environment

The divide between housing sectors was still more dramatic. This is significant for
the realistic, as opposed to the merely technical, potential for energy
conservation is structured accordingly. There are positive opportunities in each
case, but ...

Author: Simon Guy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317798347

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 404

Bringing the social sciences to the heart of environmental debate, this book demonstrates the relevance of sociological analysis for environmentally critical issues like energy consumption. Focusing on energy efficiency and the built environment, the authors take a critical look at the production and use of technical knowledge and energy-related expertise. Challenging the conventional assumptions of scientists and energy policy-makers, the book outlines a new role for social research and a new paradigm for environmental policy.
Categories: Science

Holistically Green Homes

Holistically Green Homes

And it is a better investment because of the higher resale value and reduced maintenance. This book will educate and instill confidence in consumers with regard to their largest personal investment: their home.

Author: W. Orlo Stitt

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982946317

Category:

Page:

View: 476

Most houses being built today are not as energy efficient as they could be. Every builder, if asked, "Do you build energy efficient houses?" will persuasively answer, "Yes." Without studying energy efficient housing in an objective way, most homebuyers will believe the builder's answer. Yet studies and tests prove otherwise. After reading the eighteen clearly defined principles in this book, the reader will have a basis for understanding and comparing the efficiency of one house to another and one builder to another. The eighteen easy-to-implement principles are based on tried and proven solutions for conservation and clean renewable energy generation. Homes that are built to be "holistically green" are economical and maintain their value. And by saving energy and improving indoor quality, they are environmentally responsible and provide a healthier place to live. Building an energy-conscious home is smart--a smart financial investment, a smart approach to our energy and environmental challenges, and "the right thing to do." The benefits of planning for and building based on the Eighteen Principles in total are greater than the sum of the individual principles. References are made in the text--from principle to principle--that will be helpful in understanding how each one is dependent in some way on the other. Economic and financial considerations are discussed based on examples and case studies. The studies show that, while it does cost more to build a house that is energy efficient, environmentally friendly and responsible, structurally stronger, and resistant to the challenges of time, a well designed, efficient home can be more economical to live in--beginning with the first month that utility bills are received. And it is a better investment because of the higher resale value and reduced maintenance. This book will educate and instill confidence in consumers with regard to their largest personal investment: their home. They will understand what specifics to look for to get an energy efficient, healthy home that will save them money and have a positive impact on energy conservation, energy generation, and climate change.
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Carbon Reduction

Carbon Reduction

These accounting and economic nuances provide hidden financial incentives to
construct energy efficient homes which ... building that is fully powered by
renewable energy.33 The headquarters will be a mixed-use “positive energy
building ...

Author: Stephen A. Roosa

Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881736045

Category: Nature

Page: 277

View: 339

Significant reduction of local, regional, national and international greenhouse gas emissions in homes, businesses, industries and communities has become an international priority. This book describes in clear, concise, and understandable terms the nature and scope of the climate change problem. The authors combine their considerable expertise to offer guidelines for defining and applying effective carbon reduction policies, strategies, and technologies. They propose a well-defined road map which can be implemented to help control and abate the alarming increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions -- Product Description.
Categories: Nature

Effectiveness of Domestic Energy Programmes Executive Summary

Effectiveness of Domestic Energy Programmes  Executive Summary

These findings suggest that the Warmer Homes Scheme can make a significant
contribution to reducing fuel poverty as ... a range of energy efficiency measures
during the study period which may help explain why many of the positive impacts
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Combat Poverty Agency

ISBN: 9780956390332

Category:

Page:

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100 More of the World s Best Houses

100 More of the World s Best Houses

... bringing with them the essence of their Asian experience and a vision to build
not just a house, but a family retreat. ... According to the architect, the clients'
belief in positive karma, good energy and treating people with respect, is integral
to ...

Author: The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1920744983

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

View: 786

Popular demand has led IMAGES' team of researchers to scour the world for yet another stunning
Categories: Architecture

Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book

Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book

Better Homes and Gardens ... Serve-an-Ace,80–81 Mg-Own-Beat Sub Sliders,
HO-H1 Oats Fill'er Up Granola Cups, 100-101 Positive-Charge Energy Poppers,
90-91 Power-Up Breakfast Cookies, 20–21 Roller Coaster Cookie Dough Dip ...

Author: Better Homes and Gardens

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544178458

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 894

This new and fully revised edition of the beloved New Junior Cookbook is the perfect way to introduce children ages 6 to 10 to the rules of the kitchen and successful cooking. The book begins with the framework needed for navigating the kitchen––safety is always first. Then recipe chapters that cover breakfast, brunch, supper, snacks, and desserts draw in children with their colorful and whimsical illustrations. All recipes in this edition are new, and are nutritious without sacrificing great taste. Throughout, kids learn the message that good food fuels the body, and the recipes, tips, and hints hone that message. Each recipe is easy to follow, with a simple-to-read ingredient list, a list of tools needed, and a step-by-step method. In addition, there are food swaps in recipes, turning kids from picky eaters into chefs who customize their food as they please. Full nutrition, including grams of sugar, is included in every recipe.
Categories: Cooking

Inspired Homes

Inspired Homes

air and water, control soil erosion and protect the homes from sun and wind. ...
and redistribution of greywater for irrigation, energy production for off—grid or net
positive homes, and on—site edible plant production for reduced food mileage.

Author: Avi Friedman

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864704921

Category: Architecture

Page: 204

View: 788

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Categories: Architecture

Feng Shui

Feng Shui

Positive energy ' Chi ' flows here uninterruptedly . These graveyards are made in
such a way that the deceased can shower blessing to their surviving relatives in
their homes . These house are generally south facing , that is an entrant ' s face ...

Author: Bhojraj Dwivedi

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 817182532X

Category:

Page: 244

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Solar Settlement

Solar Settlement

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Solar Settlement is a 59 PlusEnergy home housing community in Freiburg, Germany.

Author: Lambert M. Surhone

Publisher:

ISBN: 6130306555

Category: Architecture

Page: 76

View: 219

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Solar Settlement is a 59 PlusEnergy home housing community in Freiburg, Germany. Solar architect Rolf Disch wanted to apply his PlusEnergy concept, created originally with his Heliotrope home, to mass residential production. This residential complex won such awards as House of the Year (2002), Residential PV solar integration award (2002), Germany's most beautiful housing community (2006). It is the first housing community in the world in which all the homes produce a positive energy balance and which is emissions-free and CO2 neutral. Built between 2000 and 2005 in the Vauban quarter of Freiburg the design of each home offers maximum energy efficiency and turns energy bills into energy income. The Solar Settlement has proved Disch's vision of a "fundamental environmental imperative" as these homes have exhibited more than 8 years of full occupancy and each produced more than 4,000 Euros ($5,600) each year in solar energy profits.
Categories: Architecture

Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries

Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries

Turkey consumes 36 percent of all its energy through household utilities. Experts
predict that with good housing insulation, the nation can save close to $10 billion
annually. Turkey has 18.4 million homes according to 2008 statistics, and 10 ...

Author: Feng Liu

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821385647

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Urbanization and growing wealth in developing countries portend a large increase of demand for modern energy services in residential, commercial and public-service buildings in the coming decades. Pursuing energy efficiency in buildings is vital to energy security in developing countries and is identified by the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change as having the greatest potential for cost-effective reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 among all energy-consuming sectors. Building energy efficiency codes (BEECs), along with energy efficiency standards for major appliances and equipment, are broadly recognized as a necessary government intervention to overcome persistent market barriers to capturing the economic potential of energy efficiency gains in the residential, commercial and public-service sectors. Implementation of BEECs help prevent costly energy wastes over the lifecycles of buildings in space heating, air conditioning, lighting, and other energy service requirements. Nonetheless, achieving the full potential of energy savings afforded by more energy-efficient buildings requires holding people who live or work in buildings accountable for the cost of energy services. Compliance enforcement has been the biggest challenge to implementing BEECs. This report summarizes the findings of an extensive literature survey of the experiences of implementing BEECs in developed countries, as well as those from case studies of China, Egypt, India, and Mexico. It also serves as a primer on the basic features and contents of BEECs and the commonly adopted compliance and enforcement approaches. This report highlights the key challenges to improving compliance enforcement in developing countries, including government commitment to energy efficiency, the effectiveness of government oversight of the construction sector, the compliance capacity of building supply chain, and financing constraints. The report notes that the process of transforming a country s building supply chain toward delivering increasingly more energy-efficient buildings takes time and requires persistent government intervention through uniformly enforced and regularly updated BEECs. The report recommends increased international support in strengthening the enforcement infrastructure for BEECs in middle-income developing countries. For low- and lower-middle-income countries, there is an urgent need to assist in improving the effectiveness of government oversight system for building construction, laying the foundation for the system to also cover BEECs.
Categories: Political Science