Posts tagged with “design”

Why You Should Use Passive Solar Water Heaters

Monday, 16 July, 2012

There are many different forms of solar water heaters. It can be as simple as the sun shining on a garden water hose left in the open or as complex as a multiple glass-plated, propylene glycol-filled solar collectors. But no matter if they are simple or complex, solar water heaters are always an economical option … Read More »

5 Easy Steps In Utilizing Renewable Energy At Home

Monday, 18 June, 2012

Being responsible home owners, it is important that you utilize and integrate renewable energy into your daily lifestyle. Here are 5 simple ways: Self- Produce Energy Producing your own energy can be relatively simple. All you have to do is install energy generating equipment such as solar panels and small wind turbines in your home. … Read More »

Maximizing Earth Energy With Ground Source Heat Pumps

Monday, 4 June, 2012

The ground serves as a large storage of solar energy which can be utilized as a source of heat during winter season or serves as heat sink during hot summer days. The ground has the ability to regulate the temperature of buildings that stand on it. Also known as Geothermal heat pump, Ground source heat … Read More »

Harnessing Solar Panels Energy

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012

The sun radiates enough solar energy every hour to satisfy the Earth’s global energy requirements. The energy transmitted by the sun can be harnessed to make it more useable. Solar panels (also known as photovoltaic cells) utilize the renewable energy from the sun and are considered eco-friendly and clean method of storing solar energy. Solar … Read More »

Loft Insulation: Another Cost-Effective Method to Save on Energy Bills

Monday, 7 May, 2012

If you live in a place with cold climate, you would surely want your home to be well-insulated to keep the temperature inside more comfortable and warm.  Loft insulation serves as a huge blanket that traps rising heat through the loft. Without it, your house could lose as much as 25% of the heat to … Read More »

Checking for Sustainable Architecture and Its Benefits

Monday, 27 February, 2012

  Sustainable architecture is a term encompassing any design technique that aims to an environmentally conscious design in the field of architecture. Green architecture is created to answer the call for sustainable construction for environmental preservation. Traditionally constructed buildings can damage the environment dramatically. In the United States alone, traditional buildings make up for 72% … Read More »

Urban design and Architecture

Wednesday, 8 February, 2012

Fundamentally, urban design entails connecting people and places. It’s achieved by aligning movement, urban form and nature to create a vibrant community. Urban design architecture concatenates place making through architecture, economic viability, environmental stewardship and social equity to curve unique beauty and identity in places. It’s all about the arrangement and architecture of buildings, transport … Read More »

Urban Design Vibrant Communities

Monday, 16 January, 2012

The role of architecture in urban design is bound to get more pronounced in time as more urban centers develop. Indeed, architecture already plays a significant role in defining the urban landscape. This is not a new phenomenon. Since the earliest civilizations, architecture played a key role in defining the character and socioeconomic life of … Read More »