Browsing articles tagged with " natural ventilation"

Caterpillar House: A Sustainable House In California

It is good to hear that California State still has a large green space. Residents of the said area surely have the higher chance of getting close to nature. However, these refreshing greeneries are starting to banish and an immediate action is needed to save the environment. The Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture is just one of many sustainable houses that built by green advocates these days. Located in Santa Lucia Preserve, California, the Caterpillar House features the responsible use of resources like the repurposing of excavated soils and have it used for wall construction. Other than that, the house also has rainwater management system for irrigation purposes, natural ventilation, and more.

Caterpillar House

Caterpillar House

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YAJ Architect’s Train Depot: The Train Depot Of The Future

Green architecture normally focuses on residential and commercial buildings like offices and the like. Today YAJ architects presented their proposal, an eco-friendly industrial building of the future. The Architects presented their Train Depot of the future that is designed to have almost zero energy performance. The train depot will make use of ground water heating and cooling. It will also have solar panels installed and sensor-driven natural ventilation. In this way, travelers can already enjoy distance traveling with comfort and of course with care to the environment. They do not need to worry about their carbon emission. In addition, the building’s appearance is complete with natural colors.

Train of the Future

Train of the Future

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Eco-shore: A Place Designed To Define The Future Of Sustainability

Living sustainably can be made even easier if hand in hand we do the same thing for the benefit of the environment. The Eco-shore is a concept of a sustainable community. People living at the eco-shore will be living sustainably with the numerous eco-friendly features like the solar panels that help collect sunrays and produce electricity for heating uses like under flooring heating and water heating. Other feature include a natural ventilation that helps reduce central heating, thus allow its occupants to save some amount of money and most importantly it helps reduce carbon emission. Wind turbine and composting toilet are just a few of the features that will surely help people live sustainably.

Eco Shore Concept

Eco Shore Concept

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The Omega Center: Provides Sustainable Living

Sustainable is now very easy to the point that you can barely notice you are. This is probably because of the various sustainable designs that we can use on our daily lives. The Omega Center by BNIM is another addition to the designs that will help us experience sustainable living. The Omega is an education facility completed by overhauling the wastewater disposal system using different biological methods with the help of an eco-machine. This sustainable facility houses a classroom, laboratory, water garden, and a constructed wetland. The wetland on the other hand has the ability to supply its own energy need using photovoltaic power. Completing the green feature of the Omega center is the passive solar heating that is supplemented by geothermal heating and uses natural ventilation cooling strategy.

Omega Center

Omega Center

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Vertical City: An Eco-friendly Venezuelan Structure

The moment the vertical city will come into fruition, people living in slum areas of 23 De Enero Caracas will definitely be minimized if not eliminated. A British Architecture Collective Desitecture designs the 180-story building structure that will house retail hotel, apartments, social housing, local administration and offices and more. The structure will be having overlapping gardens, city farms and embedded micro turbines. The turbines are the ones helping in generating wind energy that supplies the overall energy production using photovoltaic panels. On the other hand, the energy generation process of the building will get a lift from the inner skin and it helps in natural ventilation, which is safe and economical to the residents.

Vertical City

Vertical City

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