Произошла заминка со стороны завода при производстве нашего кастомного заказа тну на 8квт. Начинаются холода и мы решили что наши клиенты никак не должны мерзнуть! Отгружаем им на замену тепловой насос большей мощности (12квт) который был в наличии на складе. Он оснащен кожухотрубным теплообменником и электронным клапаном чтобы летом уметь работать наоборот, на охлаждение. #naturalcooling#heatpump#тепловойнасос#павлодар
Something I’ve observed about the building industry and its regulators in California, is that their answer for mitigating environmental harm is to simply increase the energy efficiency of buildings. More insulation, better windows, add solar panels = less energy demand = less carbon emissions. Makes sense, right?
Reducing operating energy as a means to reduce environmental damage. With this proxy, the industry is given a convenient pass on embodied energy - what it takes to mine, process, and transport their materials. And truly nothing about the impacts on biodiversity, clean air, water or soil! If a spray foam insulation factory contaminates a river in Southeast Asia, well at least your office building burns less methane.
Pre-industrialization, buildings were comprised of plant material, stone, or earth almost exclusively from the surrounding region. In our own region’s history - the Tongva used willow and tule from nearby waterways, the Spanish and Mexicans used adobe and brick from local soil, and the Anglos built with timber from area forests. With the advent of fossil fuels and a population boom in the early 20th century, material could be shipped by rail from across the country or across the world with ocean freight.
Here’s the hard part. What really are the most appropriate building materials to use in our region? What raw materials are abundant and need minimal processing? Can they be scaled for multi-story urban development? Can they be made durable, engineered to withstand storms and seismic events? Can they be permitted by building inspectors? And is there a niche in the economic marketplace to allow them to compete with conventional materials?
Responsive Homes is about creating a platform to start answering these questions. Our Isabel house uses clay plaster (pictured left) as a replacement for both drywall and industrial paint, and rammed earth (right) as a replacement for concrete block. Let us know what you think.
Vi holder ferie hjemme og når det er for varmt til at sove indendøre er det skønt med et åbent telt med en myggenet front på. Vi har haft et par nætter med 18 grader og det er skønt at blive kølet ned naturligt 😊
Og så er det osse lidt eventyrsagtigt og stadig tæt på kaffebrygnings faciliteterne.... #staycation#mikroeventyr#myggefrit#microadventure#naturalcooling
Klätt in balkongen för att dämpa värmen mot fasaden på vårt gamla tegelhus. Ikväll har jag städat i källaren för att kunna sova här. 28 grader dygnet runt tar på men att köpa AC vore ett nederlag 😅
Curtains on our balcony to reduce heating our brick wall. I have also vacuumed the basement so that we can sleep here. 28 degression C around the clock is tiring, but buying AC would be a loss.
Bring it, heat wave! 💪😅 I’m stocking up on cooling drinks to stay hydrated, electrolyte-balanced, and pitta-pacified. This hot weather (pitta season) brings out the heat inside our bodies (pitta dosha), setting us up for possible dehydration, acid reflux/imbalance, skin irritation, and inflammation. Stay tuned for a video on what “pitta season” can mean for your mind and body, and ways to stay cool & calm this summer! 🌳🥥🌊
Are you out and about on this hot almost summer day!? Do you need something to cool you off? Try some Peppermint oil on the back of your neck or add a few drops to a spray bottle of water and mist yourself. The cooling effect is amazing! 💧
This time 4 years ago, I was living in the backyard of a ranch home in Sebastopol, California - finishing a remodel and immersing myself in a permaculture approach toward architecture, town planning, and real estate development.
The thesis of Responsive Homes was established then - that architecture and construction should use materials and processes that have positive or neutral impacts on the environment; increased initial costs should be mitigated by solving inefficiencies in design/construction, then balanced with a reduced long-term operating and maintenance cost; fundamentally, real estate development can be a force for ecological repair and regeneration.
One major consideration is ‘embodied energy’ - which is the amount of energy it takes to produce something. For example, zero VOC paint might be considered non-toxic but as an industrial product, has a much higher embodied energy than clay or lime plaster, which are minimally processed. This project sparked my passion for natural materials, with Janine Bjornson @claybonesandstones installing clay alis paint on the interior - a beautiful material that also passively removes ozone from the indoor environment.
As for living in the backyard - thank you to @yvettecornelia for making a home out of that tent, playing violin in the middle of a construction zone, sharing outdoor cooking duties, and taking showers at the public pool - hope the breakfast sandwiches and cappuccinos made up for it.