Marylands Solar Decathlon 2011 Sales Audiovisual Presentation
WaterShed, the University of Maryland's Solar Decathlon 2011 entry, attracts buyers who desire all the functions of a large home in a more efficient and sustainable footprint. WaterShed's target market is working couples who want use the house as both a home and an office. This demographic is prevalent in the Baltimore and Washington, DC markets, where many individual firms exist in consulting, law, and architecture. WaterShed easily and quickly adapts to provide the variety of spaces needed for a livework environment. During the day, the south module functions as an office supporting home business and telecommuting.
The office niche provides a primary work space with a tiered desk. An adjacent conference table provides additional workspace and allows for collaboration on larger projects. At night the space transforms into a comfortable bedroom. The desk slides away into the office niche and the conference table transforms into a fullsized bed. In the North module, cooking, eating entertaining and relaxing are easily accommodated for the homeowners and their guests. The dining room table can easily be arranged for both quiet dinners for two and larger dinner parties with friends. Living room furniture can be arranged to accommodate.
A variety of gatherings. The space opens onto the entry deck to accommodate larger events. Just outside the kitchen, fresh produce can be picked from the garden deck. The scraps can then be composted and reused to fertilize the gardens. Durable materials allow the owners to spend more time enjoying and less time maintaining the house. The exterior cooked wood siding and decking is bug and rotresistant without using harsh chemicals. Recycled concrete countertops in the kitchen and bathroom are easy to clean, affordable and durable. Many of WaterShed's engineering systems are offtheshelf products making it easy to find replacement.
Parts and repair over time. The systems gain efficiency and save money through unique coupling. The southfacing roof features a 9.2 kilowatt photovoltaic array powering the home year round. A solar thermal array provides hot water, space heating and dehumidification. Two minisplit units independently control the temperature of each module. Superior insulation protects against drafts, saving energy and money. An intuitive home automation system allows residents to control lighting and ventilation systems for maximum functionality. A green roof on the northfacing roof stores storm water and provides added thermal insulation. Lowflow fixtures and a dual flush toilet in the bathroom minimize water usage. The.
Why Teslas Powerwall Battery Is Amazing
All of humanity just won a really important victory in our battle to lower the CO2 emissions that are causing climate change. Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced the world to the Powerwall, a wallmounted battery for your house which aims to accelerate our transition to clean solar and windpower. Before the powerwall, there was no way to store the energy generated from the panels that capture sunlight on our roofs. So during the day they could give you the power you needed, but at night, you had to rely on the grid, which gets most of its.
Electricity from coal, natural gas, and nuclear reactors. There had been some early home batteries out there, but nothing that was nearly this affordable. But Tesla, which has built thousands of large, lithiumion battery packs for its growing electric car business, was able to produce a similar battery for buildings at a scale that dropped the production costs dramatically. The lowest capacity model will cost just $3,000. And this is the first generation of the productbefore Tesla's even completed building its massive new Gigafactory, or any real competitors have entered the market, events that will surely push the price down.
Even further, while increasing the energy storage capacity of the Powerwall. Here's how it works. When the sun is out, solar panels will power your house and charge the Powerwall at the same time. And when the sun goes down, this charged battery will kick in to meet most or all of your electricity needs until the sun comes back up again the next morning. This is gamechanging. More and more people will go completely offgrid. Every building whether it's a home, office, business, warehouse, factory they can all.
Install solar panels and some Powerwalls and instantly see their fossil fuelgenerated electricity needs drop significantly. Not every building will be able to go completely solarpowered, but most will get pretty close, especially as our appliances become more and more energy efficient. And it gets even better. The powerwall will be connected to the Internet and the rest of the energy grid. Here in Southern California, and most other heavily populated places, the electricity company charges us a lot more when we use electricity during peak timethat's in the afternoon and early evening when the temperatures are warmest and most of us are.
Home and still awake. The Tesla battery is smart, and knows when electricity is cheapest, so that's when it will draw from the grid to charge itself. And then, during peak time when you need electricity, the battery will power the house. Sometimes, you'll be able to sell back unused power to the utility company during peak time to even make a profit. It's basically going to make each individual building its own power station. Overnight, Tesla seems less a futuristic car company, and more like the man who inspired the company's name, a revolutionary electricity engineer named Nikola.
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Appalachian States Solar Decathlon 2011 Sales Audiovisual Presentation
Meet the Modern Homesteaders. They are making a purposeful decision to move from the crowded city to simplify their lives and live more naturally. Not wanting to sacrifice the amenities and culture that a city can provide, Asheville, North Carolina is their destination. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sustainable city of Asheville is a regional hub for business, shopping, and education. It offers a lively art scene, diverse outdoor sports, and fine dining. Welcome to the Solar Homestead. Designed for a family that wants to invest in a natural lifestyle and values a healthy home that will last a lifetime.
The 870sqft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, singlefamily home features a detached home office with half bath and an attached outdoor kitchen. This netzero home has an abundance of living space with over 2000sqft of indooroutdoor area. The spacious common areas encourage the family to enjoy each other's company as well as the natural surroundings. The Solar Homestead incorporates independent, transportable Outbuilding Modules or OMs, with a solar canopy that creates a protected outdoor space as well as free, clean energy for the entire site. Life on the Homestead revolves around social spaces. The living area reconfigures.
For dining, entertaining, and relaxing. Multipurpose furniture easily transforms to redefine the room. The kitchen is encased with maple butcher block, features fullsized appliances, and a highly efficient induction stovetop. A 37 TV is ideal for everyday use, but an available projection screen can create a home theater for a more cinematic experience. The passive solar Trombe wall radiates heat as ambient temperatures drop. Throughout the house, triplepaned glazing and R40 walls maintain comfort and reduce energy use. The spacious bathroom features a custom vanity, large shower, and skylight. Affordable locust.
Planks and corrugated steel are used throughout the core to create a sophisticated aesthetic and minimize maintenance. Comfortable bedrooms are efficiently sized to minimize space conditioning costs. A dimmable LED light wall creates ambient lighting, dividing the two bedrooms. The Great Porch, comprised of seven OMs, provides a venue for entertaining friends and family while celebrating the home's connection to the outdoors. Whether the family members enjoy sports, woodworking, or harvesting from the sustainable garden, the modular OMs offer 240 cubic feet of waterproof storage. The FlexOM acts as a freestanding home office.
For the Modern Homesteaders with a change of furnishings this space can easily become a comfortable guest suite. Poplar bark siding and an extensive green roof not only allow the FlexOM to seamlessly blend in with its natural surroundings, but also minimize maintenance. The Solar Homestead is designed for the mountains of Appalachia, functioning well across all seasons. The durable materials, energy efficiency measures, and the minimal operating costs all make this home an environmentally and economically sound investment. Never a sacrifice, it allows for all the comforts of an American lifestyle. The Solar Homestead makes it easy.
Cape Cod Property Highlights 26
Welcome to Kinlin Grover's Property Highlights tutorial. Once again, we are highlighting five homes for sale on Cape Cod. From the Cape Cod Canal to Provincetown Cape Cod Bay to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 71 Route 149 Marstons Mills, Massachusetts Welcome to the William Marston House circa 1780. This magnificent home, listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, is situated on a 3 acre parcel abutting Mill Pond and 10 acres of conservation land. Formally The Inn at The Mills, this property has been painstakingly restored and updated over the past 14 years.
Included in the estate is the 4592 square foot main house, a 1 bedroom cottage, a carriage house with 2 guest suites and a 1,000 square foot heated garage. 1284 Main Street Brewster, Massachusetts This is where old meets new! This lovely circa 1850 antique on historic Route 6A has been lovingly restored. Rock walls, gardens, a backyard patio, fabulous barn and your very own hitching post compliment the grounds. While some of the gleaming old wide pine floors remain, the interior and exterior boasts everything newkitchen, baths, windows, roof, heating and more. If your Cape Cod plans include a.
Home business, antique shop or art gallerylook no further! 7 Jacobs Meadow Rd East Sandwich, Massachusetts This lovely custom Colonial, located north of 6A in the prestigious Norse Pines neighborhood, sits on nearly an acre and abuts gorgeous conservation land. The inviting floor plan includes a spacious living room and a wellequipped kitchen which leads to a private patio and an expansive backyard. A second floor master suite boasts a large bath and spa tub, custom shower, double sinks and his and her walkin closets. 1077 State Highway Unit Twelve Eastham Massachusetts We live in a world of bigger is better,.
But if you seek the simplicity of less is more.take a look at this! This adorable honeymoon cottage was completely rebuilt with a Nantucketstyle interior and is just enough room for delightful weekend getaways. Enjoy all the amenities Cape Cod offers. The cottage has a queen bed in the loft, gleaming wood floors, a relaxing yard, deck for happy hour and a patio for grilling and dining. What more could you possibly need 340 Coles Neck Rd Wellfleet, Massachusetts This is truly a nature lovers paradise. Full of tremendous character and a unique layout, this home lends itself to those with.
Experience a 220 sq ft tiny home OffBeat Spaces tutorial
Good morning. Welcome to our tiny house. Our tiny barn on our tiny farm here in New England was built last year by a group of students from Yestermorrow Design Build School up in Warren, Vermont. We love it. MUSIC PLAYING The students that designed it and built it, they didn't go crazy trying to pack a million little things in. It's open, it's airy. So when you're living in a very small house, you don't feel constricted. So this is the kitchen and the dining room and the living room.
One of the things that the students were trying to achieve was, even though this is a somewhat small house 227 square feet it still feels pretty big. I've been in here with 15 or 20 people, and believe it or not, it's not that crowded. You can see the light fixtures are pretty interesting salvaged plumbing parts. I don't think that water comes out of those. I hope not. It's got a full oven setup, salvaged steel backsplash. There's a nice set of drawers. There's cabinets above. Routed directly into the shelves above the sink are.
Drainage holes, so we can put our clean dishes here, and they drain right into the sink a nice way to save space. Here's the bathroom. We've got a little sink, shower. The floor and bench where the toilet are are all made of rotresistant wood, and there's a floor drain. So the whole room is actually the shower. The bedroom I think it's just a classic small house bedroom. The bed is up a little bit higher, so you've got plenty of storage underneath drawers and a big hatch in the back.
But it's not up so high that you have to climb up to get it. Again, this is one of those choices that they made that I think is so wonderful. It's a generous space. There's plenty of headroom, and you feel comfortable in there. So this is an old Japanese technique for finishing the exterior of the building. They took cedar boards and, using a blow torch, they charred them until they were black. And then, they scraped off the residue. And then, they put a light coat of a natural oil on that.
It gives it an amazing, rich brown color. And also, that charring seals the wood in, and it makes it essentially weatherproof. We've been really curious about creative ways to heat small spaces. Inside these hay bales is wood chips and sawdust and a little bit of manure. We've got a pipe going in. It loops around and around and around. There's about 600 feet of pipe in there. And then, it comes back out again. We haven't hooked up the pump yet, but we hooked it up temporarily the other day, and the water that.
Came out burned me. It's 150degree water coming out of this thing. So we think a pile like this could easily heat a tiny house. We were looking to make an investment in energy. What we've bought, in a lot of ways, is people power. And that means having family and friends come, people come to help out on the farm and visit. For us, it's this energy of being able to host people, to have people come and participate in our little experiment here. Love home and design Make sure to subscribe to SpacesTV on YouTube.
Team Orange County ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt NARRATOR Team Orange County's Casa Del Sol is an innovative, net zero energy home, that draws inspiration from the California State flower the golden poppy. This California State flower opens and closes as it adjusts to the light of the sun, a method emulated by Casa Del Sol in order to promote the indooroutdoor California lifestyle. Passive solar design uses appropriate shading and natural ventilation to allow our home to open and close to the sun. Thanks to this flexibility in design, the walls can also adjust in order to change room size or quantity, thus allowing for multigenerational.
Illinois Solar Decathlon 2011 Sales Audiovisual Presentation
The 2011 tornado season was one of the worst in recent history. Hundreds of lives were lost and entire communities destroyed. A tornado can touch down in a small town or sweep across a region. In Illinois alone, there are eight F2F5 tornadoes on average per year. Left without homes or the necessary resources to rebuild quickly, many families are forced to leave the area or live in less than ideal conditions. To reach any of the 32 states regularly impacted by tornadoes requires quick construction and rapid deployment. The Rehome.
Is designed for assembly in eight to ten days in a factory environment. Utilizing standard 2x4 construction methods, the Rehome can be assembled either in a factory, or on site. Factory construction allows for commercial scale production, consistent quality, and minimizes material costs and labor. When disaster strikes a rapid response is critical. The Rehome is designed for transportation on any highway, allowing rapid deployment to be made from a single trailer, into any community. Assembled, the Rehome can accommodate families of varying size with different preferences for room arrangement. Two connecting, prefabricated.
Modules form the structure of the house. These modules can be lifted and set in place within a few hours, enabling occupation the same day of delivery, providing shelter for disaster victims or temporary accommodation for first responders. The development of a regional plan with strategically placed distribution hubs would enable a Rehome to be deployed to provide shelter within 24 hours. The Rehome sets a new standard for recovery. Economically viable and response oriented, the Rehome can quickly go where it's needed. As a first stage response unit, the Rehome can serve as a much needed shelter and hub for the needs.
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