Low-energy house
A low-energy house is any type of house that from design, technologies and building products uses less energy, from any source, than a traditional or average contemporary house. In the practice of sus...
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Incredible Images Capture Lives Of People Who Chose To Live Off The Grid
If you’re reading this, you’re probably living on the grid; like me you buy packaged food someone else grew most of the time, you pay rent or a mortgage, you have a car payment or a loan payment or so...
This Tiny House Seems Weird From The Outside, But When You Step Inside? WHOA! - LittleThings.com
I’ve seen some truly remarkable pieces of architecture while writing for LittleThings — especially tiny houses. Followers of the Tiny House Movement will be quick to tell you that a small space doesn’...
Building energy rating
A building energy rating (BER) is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance. The label has a scale of A-G, with A-rated buildings the most energy efficient and G the least. In r...
Building insulation materials
Building insulation materials are the building materials which form the thermal envelope of a building or otherwise reduce heat transfer.Insulation may be categorized by its composition (natural or sy...
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Energy-saving lighting
Governments around the world have passed measures to phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting in favor of more energy-efficient lighting alternatives. Phase-out regulations effectively ...
Sustainable architecture
Sustainable architecture is architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Sust...
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Incredible Images Capture Lives Of People Who Chose To Live Off The Grid
If you’re reading this, you’re probably living on the grid; like me you buy packaged food someone else grew most of the time, you pay rent or a mortgage, you have a car payment or a loan payment or so...
SolarCity Linz
The solarCity is an energy-saving living district in Linz-Pichling, Austria, which provides living space for about 4,000 people. The houses were built using a low-energy design. The idea and motivatio...
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List of pioneering solar buildings
The following buildings have been recognized as being of international significance in pioneering the use of modern engineered solar building design:
Green building
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's lif...
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Double envelope house
A double envelope house is a passive solar house design which collects solar energy in a solarium and passively allows the warm air to circulate around the house between two sets of walls, a double bu...
Gemini house
The Gemini house is a prototype design for a house that uses solar energy and efficient design.Roland Mösl wrote the house's concept in autumn 1991. The name expresses a design goal: The real estate ...
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Lucibel
Lucibel is a France-based company that designs and manufactures light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products.
Lucibel was founded in 2008 by its current CEO, Frederic Granotier. The company produc...
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Rigid panel
Rigid panel insulation is made from fibrous materials (fiberglass, rock and slag wool) or from plastic foam. They are sometimes sold in sections designed to fit tightly in standard wall cavities. When...
Deep energy retrofit
A deep energy retrofit is a whole-building analysis and construction process that uses "integrative design" to achieve much larger energy savings than conventional energy retrofits. Deep energy retrof...
Run-around coil
A run-around coil is a type of energy recovery heat exchanger most often positioned within the supply and exhaust air streams of an air handling system, or in the exhaust gases of an industrial proces...
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Insulated glazing
Insulated glazing (IG), more commonly known as double glazing (or double-pane, and increasingly triple glazing/pane) are double or triple glass window panes separated by an air or other gas filled sp...
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Veterans Way at College Avenue (Tempe Transportation Center) (Sun Devil Stadium) (Metro Light Rail s...
This station has three names; METRO calls the train platforms of this station Veterans Way at College Avenue and the local bus bays the Tempe Transportation Center. Both are part of the same facility ...
Veterans Way at College Avenue (Tempe Transportation Center) (Sun Devil Stadium) (Metro Light Rail station) - Wikipedia
Low-carbon building
Low-carbon buildings are buildings designed and constructed to release very little or no carbon at all during their lifetime.
Buildings alone are responsible for 38% of all human GHG emissions (2...
Earthship
An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires), designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico. The t...
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Glassisgreen
Glassisgreen is a Saint-Gobain green initiative to promote the use of glass in construction of buildings to make them energy efficient. Educates, inspires and enables various stakeholders like archite...
Central solar heating
Central solar heating is the provision of central heating and hot water from solar energy by a system in which the water is heated centrally by arrays of solar thermal collectors (central solar heatin...
Power tower (Linz)
The Power Tower is the first high-rise office tower to attempt to meet the strict Passive House energy efficiency building standard. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Austrian u...
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Passive daylighting
Passive daylighting is a system of both collecting sunlight using static, non-moving, and non-tracking systems (such as windows, sliding glass doors, most skylights, light tubes) and reflecting the co...