Posts tagged with “traditional”

Energy Efficiency Guide For Home And Commercial Builders

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

If incorporated in initial plans and home designs, builders and future homeowners can easily maximize renewable energy sources. Builders who desire a cost-effective, energy-efficient and comfortable living space should consider employing solar water heaters, photovoltaic systems, passive solar heating  and other techniques. Here are some easy benchmarks to ensure these ideas are incorporated to your … Read More »

The Benefits Of Renewable Energy For Residential Properties

Monday, 11 June, 2012

Renewable energy comes from several sources that we can’t entirely usurp such as the wind and sun.  There are many benefits you can get when you turn to renewable energy and utilize eco-friendly resources instead. It generates less pollution compared to the usual sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. As reports of fossil … Read More »

Investing in Cavity Wall Insulation

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012

Cavity Wall insulation is infused into the cavity or hollow space between inner and outer portion of the brickwork that makes up the exterior wall of the property. There are different insulating materials but they all function the same by combining the still-active air; the insulation acts as a block against heat loss. They are … Read More »

Draught-Proof Your Homes to Save Money and Energy

Monday, 28 May, 2012

Even in a well-insulated house, a current of cool or hot air can still leak in and out through cracks, gaps and exhaust fans. You can significantly save up to 25% of your energy bills when you draught-proof your house. Draught-proofing is one of the affordable and easy ways to reduce your electric bills while … Read More »

Boost Energy Savings by Insulating your Water Heater Tank

Wednesday, 16 May, 2012

Water heaters are one of the biggest consumers of energy in an average household. When you insulate water heater tanks, the amount of heat loss is decreased so you won’t have to shell out more money in water heating bills and hot water remains hot longer. Since traditional storage tanks constantly heat water, they actually … Read More »

The History and Modern Cob Wall

Wednesday, 25 April, 2012

History Cob is a material that consists of sand, straw, earth, water and clay, and has been compared to clay. Cob has a resistance to seismic activity, fireproof, and moderate in price. It is generally used in creating sculptural, artistic forms. The sustainability and eco-building movements began using this method again in recent years. Cob … Read More »

Traditional Construction

Monday, 26 March, 2012

After the evolution of modern building methods, traditional construction fell by the wayside. During earthquakes, many of the traditional buildings withstood the damage while modern buildings underwent greater amount of destruction. Some forms of traditional construction are discussed below which will give you an outline about the processes involved to strengthen the structure. Cob walls: … Read More »