Solar Heating – How do you like these green building ideas?

Question by Oggy Boggy: How do you like these green building ideas?
I think they should make new building codes that incorporate all these ideas into new building codes

solar panels
wind generators
passive ventilation
rainwater collection
super glass
geothermal heating pumps
solar heating
eaves
compact florescent bulbs

There are building codes that require all buildings to have bathrooms and fire exits. You can no longer have an outhouse and just one door. If buildings have to abide by those standards, then there is no reason why they shouldn’t abide by these in my book. What do you think?

Best answer:

Answer by Emily P
It sounds very expensive.

The majority of them rely on weather as well so for example on cloudy still days there isn’t much energy being converted into electrical energy in the house you have in mind.

What do you think? Answer below!

Biomass – Green Nuns: Terre Haute Sisters Look to Biomass

A few nice Biomass images I found:

Green Nuns: Terre Haute Sisters Look to Biomass
Biomass

Image by Indiana Public Media Original resting place of the Holy Mother ** Theordore Guerin.Foto: Arianna Prothero / WFIU

Green Nuns: Terre Haute Sisters Look to Biomass
Biomass

Image by Indiana Public Media ** The boiler heats the wood chips that emit a gas that is burned to heat water for a heating system vapore.Foto: Courtesy of the Sisters of Providence

Energy Efficient Homes -Meeting the Green Challenge – Net Zero Houses and Net Metering

Net Zero ** houses are designed to produce energy as well as use. They are connected to the grid and they interact with their services company with net metering. These homes are at the forefront of energy efficient design and construction.