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  1. Timn8ter

    Timn8ter DI Forum Adept

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    Any thought given to alternative energy sources? Off-the-grid would be spectacular although even a photovoltaic grid-tied system would be very impressive.
     
  2. progmeister

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    Are you talking about solar energy Tim? If so, yes indeed.
     
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    Good Morning Sunshine....

    Dear All , They houses that will be shown at the Show site will be fully self sufficient with implementation of Shell Solar.. Shell Solar is a Shell Oil Company , also from the Netherlands. The Solar Panels are developed in The Netherlands as well , meaning with the little sun they have overthere . the technique is focused on capture every little ray of sunlight into the panel cells. Thus guarantee even to function while there is more clouds then sun to be deteced, .Likely we will start out earlier as planned due to the huge request from the side of the Municipalities........
     
  4. Melvin Tinklehopper

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    Energy saving tips...
    Use energy saver bulbs everywhere
    Solar water heater
    High ceilings
    Vent windows between rooms
    Very important is to have a well ventilated attic
    Basic layout and orientation of the structure, taking into consideration which rooms will be the warmest during different times of the day
    Strategically planted trees for shading the house.

    These considerations are mandatory IMHO
     
  5. jimeve

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    Good post Melvin.
    Heres another energy saving tip..... get a maid and a gardener :D
     
  6. Timn8ter

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    That's good news Earl. I've been trying to estimate electrical usage and it seems that a 1400W PV system should suffice. I'm looking forward to more info about these houses.
    The Australian government has put together an excellent website about low-impact housing. I especially liked the section on passive design.
    Your Home Technical Manual - 0.0 Introduction to Fact Sheets
     
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    very valuable info

    Tim, that is good info you provided with that link.
    It will take me some time to read it but I will read it all.
     
  8. Chris_Ana2007

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    Hi,
    I was reading the your article about building a new house. what about house along the beach do you have some ideas? My husband and I have plan for it in the near future.
    Thanks you and have a pleasant day to you
     
  9. jellyfish

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    Have no advises regarding type of house and how to build one at the beach side. But if you look for a location at the beach, we are starting selling lots on a beachpark, 24 km south of Dumaguete.
    (Hope this reaction is within the forum rules :confused:
     
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    very interesting in your future housing projects Earlmj..please keep us all informed of further developments, with a view to retirement, regards john
     
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