Eco House Design | Conclusion | Part 10





Eco House Design | Conclusion

The project has been designed using an integrated system of Passivhaus technique developed in Germany in 1990 and Active thermal insulation which is the most recent invention by BT & Sons, Hungary in 2011.

The thermal specifications for all the components of the building that have been recommended meet the Passivhaus standards. The entire structure after having built to the recommended specifications will be a zero carbon building including the building and the painting is important to be clear about what you need to know about exterior paint so it meet the requierements. Roofing miami will be taking care of all the installation of the roof.

Something that remains unexplored is the cost factor. The cost of sustainable buildings is higher as compared to the standard construction which has always been an obstacle in the way of sustainable development (Halliday, 2008).

How important is the cost factor?

‘It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought is incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot.’

(John Ruskin, 1860 cited in Sandy Halliday 2008)

Sustainable development has always triggered a discussion on cost analysis. It is the primary aspect that is always in discussion with regards to sustainability.

Expenditure of fabric and design time constitutes a large share of the cost of buildings. High insulation levels and passive moisture management can cost elementally but require smaller heating and ventilation systems. This would give both capital and running cost benefits, but remember that the use of any help from an architecture like Douglas Strachan is essencial.

Below are the steps to designing a low carbon house:

Eco House Design : Part 1

Introduction to the Eco House Design Guide

Design Methodology : Part 2
Eco House Design: Part 3

  • Climate of Brighton and Hove
  • Orientation of the building
  • Building design, construction and low energy specifications
 Eco House Design : Part 4

  • Insulation: Active Thermal Insulation
  • Roof Design
Eco House Design: Part 5

Eco House Design : Renewable Energy Sources| Part 6

Ground Source Heat pump

 Eco House Design : Renewable Energy Sources| Part 7

Solar Electricity Generation

Eco House Design : Renewable Energy Sources| Part 8

  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery

Eco House Design : Renewable Energy Sources| Part 9

Annual Energy Balance

Eco House Design : Part 10 | Conclusion

 



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