A green house minimizes the negative impact on its environment through its home design. Here are some considerations that an architect takes into account when designing a green house:
1. Site: Assessments and analyzes of access, slope, ledge, soil, water and vegetation plans to limit the impact of the house on the environment of the site. This includes site location (farmland, wetlands, protected species habitats) and proximity to public transportation, parks, schools and stores.
2. Size: A green house is designed efficiently to minimize the area. This reduces the amount of energy needed to heat and cool the house, the lighting and the amount of building materials used, as well as to control costs and reduce the impact on the site.
3. Solar: Whether or not there is a project to install a solar energy system to heat the water or produce electricity, there are several other considerations related to solar energy in the design of green houses. Designing the home for passive solar makes the most of solar energy by harvesting it in the natural energy streams of homes. Passive solar systems include daytime lighting strategies, heating and cooling control techniques, and natural ventilation. When a comprehensive approach is taken, energy savings can be important both in terms of reducing the carbon footprint of the home and the costs associated with heating, cooling and cooling. Maintenance of the house.
4. Energy: Lighting, heating and cooling systems are important factors in the design of green homes. Renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, and geothermal systems use the Earth's natural energy to heat and cool the home, and provide electricity to run appliances and technology. .
5. Water Conservation: Building a new home presents a unique opportunity to save water. Two energy saving strategies that can easily be incorporated into an energy efficient home design: 1) Reduce home water use by specifying low water appliances. flow, low-flow or composting toilets, aerators on all faucets, and install low-flow showerhead nozzles; and 2) specify a plumbing system that reuses greywater (domestic sewage such as dishes, laundry and bath) for toilets, lawns, etc. (note: some greywater systems require the approval of most of the architect will verify this before the design.)
Of course, a new home should use minimal amounts of fossil fuels , last a long time and cost less money. Many home design strategies do not cost a cent in materials, but can save hundreds of dollars on heating and cooling costs. The result is a beautiful and healthy home – for homeowners and the environment.