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Couple Builds Energy Efficient Passive Solar Home - Green Building
 
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In this video we meet Casey & Natasha, a conscious couple who built a passive solar home near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to orienting their house to face south, they installed overhangs that block the sun to keep it cool during summer months and allow the sun to enter and heat the house during winter months. They also installed a 10 kW solar system that sells clean electricity back to the grid through Ontario's MicroFIT Program and the revenue helps cover their own utility bills. The house was built to Passive House standards and is currently pending certification. You can learn more about Passive House here: http://www.passivehouse.ca/fundamentals/ The exterior walls of this house are 20" thick and are insulated using Roxul insulation which is made locally, better for the environment, can get wet, and has less flame retardants than traditional fiberglass insulation, which means cleaner air quality in the home. To maximize the energy efficiency of their home, they installed triple glazed windows, a drain water heat recovery system, an air source heat pump water heater, and a bioethanol fireplace. They also chose sustainable alternatives like concrete countertops instead of granite, and reclaimed pine flooring instead of using new wood. Last but not least, they designed their house to be completely fossil fuel-free which means that they don't use any fossil fuels to power or heat their home. Casey & Natasha are building a conscious group of companies to align their work life with their personal values. Their companies include The Conscious Builder, the Conscious Living podcast and the Conscious Store (coming soon!). http://cgreyconstruction.com http://caseyplusnatasha.com Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stay in Touch! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat Dubé of Exploring Alternatives.
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Sustainable Off-Grid Home Design - DIY energy efficient green passive solar and affordable!
 
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We showcase a few homes we have designed and the sustainable green building techniques that we will be applying. These projects are still in planning and initial design phases and we will be adding other off-grid strategies for your homestead dwellings in the future. This home has net-zero potential and will implement a passive solar design strategy. Check out our blog here: http://www.countrylivingexperience.com/blog/ Our Homestead tool store can be found here: http://www.countrylivingexperience.com/homestead-store/ Thank you and as always, have a great day!
Amazing Solar-Powered & Self-Sustaining Homes
 
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If you decide to build a solar-powered house, you can essentially live ‘off the grid, providing yourself with your own food, power, water, sewage treatment, and so on. Just because you want to live in completely self-sustaining home, doesn’t mean it has to be primitive, as if it were separated from the 21st century! Believe it or not, these homes actually have quite a lot of modern amenities you would find in a typical home!
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Passive Solar Design Principles
 
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See how best practice design principles come together in home design.
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17 Self Sustaining Homes
 
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From The Dome Homes to The Solar House in Spain here are 17 Self Sustaining Homes. Would you live in any of these amazing homes? Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #8 - The Dome Homes The International Dome Home Co. made a building model that has multiple functions. They can be used as office buildings, as homes, small stores, almost anything you could think of. The shape is the magic key in its design. The dome shape allows the building to be structurally stable, saves energy due to better circulation, and the shape allows the outside to last longer since it dissipates the wind opposed to being gradually eroded by it. Who wouldn’t want to live in one of these, it’s like having your very own green hobbit hole! #7 - The Orchid House A name befitting of its shape, the Orchid house is located on a nature reserve in England. The 2400 square foot home was part of a green home building project called the Lower Mill Estate. The house, which is referred to as the most expensive green home ever sold, cost the new owner a whopping $14.2 million. The best feature in the house, a geothermal heating pump that claims to generate more energy than it uses. #6 - ZeroHouse ZeroHouse is a home that was designed to be completely self-sufficient. The house produces power through solar panels, has reservoirs to collect rainwater, and it even turns your waste into compost. Each one of these functions can be commanded through a smart device such as a phone or tablet. The makers of the ZeroHouse promise that this tricked out model is only just the beginning. You can snatch one up for yourself today for only $350,000. #5 - The Solar House in Spain A $7.7 million dollar villa is up for sale in Mallorca, Spain and the entire thing is powered by solar energy. The house is a whopping 6,450-square-feet and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The inside has recently been remodeled, and the previous owners updated the appliances to stainless steel. It may not be as big as some of these other green homes we’ve seen on this list but if you have that kind of cash laying around we’re sure you could at least use it as a vacation getaway, the views alone are gorgeous. #4 - The Wyne Residence In British Columbia, Canada ski patroller Richard Wyne designed and crafted this zero-energy home called the Richard Wyne’s Whistler home. The 2,200 square-foot house cost a little over $1.2 million to create but the three-story home features fiberglass windows, and fiber-cement siding to decrease heat transfers. A 600-foot solar panel array on the roof supplies the house with all the energy the family could possibly use. If those features weren’t green enough for you just know that one of the building materials used in this design is a spray foam that is made from recycled plastics and vegetable oil. If that isn’t recycling and reusing I’m not sure what is. #3 - The Finca Bellavista Rainforest Village The treetop community was first designed to preserve the 300 acres of rainforest in Costa Rica. The collection of tree houses runs completely off of sustainable energy and offers a recycling center, a hydroelectric turbine system that gives power to the members of the community, a community garden, and even internet with wifi can be found at the bottom of the trees. What is the best way to get from tree to tree other than swinging on a vine like George of the jungle, zip lines, and this community is outfitted with a network of them dubbed the “Sky Trail.” #2 - The Yannell Residence The Yannell residence was designed for Michael Yannell by Farr Associates and Goldberg General Contracting. The single family home is 2,675-square-feet and is located in Chicago, Illinois. The home cost $1.6 million to build but seems worth it since it produces 40% more energy than it consumes. That being the case, the house scored higher than any other LEED-certified green housing project in history. #1 - A Home on Bird Island Bird Island is an urban renewal project being designed by Graft Lab Architects for the YTL Green Home Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The home is made from sustainably-sourced silicone glass fabric which makes it a zero energy home. The unique flexibility allows the structure to bend and sway with the wind just like a treetop. Even though there was a total of six green home structures built on Bird Island for the competition we still think that the design of this model beats all.
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Japan: Smart Green Homes on the Horizon
 
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Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus Smart green homes are in Japan's future. Home Energy Management Systems are among some of the hottest technologies being developed in Japan to make households energy efficient and eco-friendly. Constantino de Miguel reports.
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10 SOLAR-POWERED HOMES | THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE
 
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Are solar-powered homes the way to a more sustainable future? Here is our list of 10 solar-powered homes | the future of architecture. *Playlists!* ⭐ https://goo.gl/KdumQF *Connect* 😀 https://goo.gl/fqrncD *Subscribe* 🔔 https://goo.gl/S8IpFj *Explore* 👈 https://goo.gl/UXobsF Most Recent Upload 👈 https://goo.gl/lMqKiX Featured Solar-powered Homes ⭐ #10 byOur H2Ouse UC Davis A drought-sensitive solar home. #9 Selficient by HU University A modular eco-friendly home inspired by LEGO. #8 reACT by University of Maryland Adaptive Climate Technology, a smart sustainable home. #7 Enable House by Northwestern University Created to meet the needs of an aging population. #6 SILO by Missouri University of Science and Technology This home of the future lets you control all its systems remotely via smartphone. #5 Crete House by Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri Shows how concrete can be a beautiful and sustainable building material. #4 RISE by University of California, Berkeley and University of Denver RISE, an affordable and sustainable housing solution that can be stacked and expanded like building blocks. #3 NeighborHub by the Swiss Team A eco-friendly structure to serve as an educational resource. #2 Sinatra Living by University of Nevada, Las Vegas #1 SURVIV(AL) House by University of Alabama Designed to withstand the effects of extreme weather. Royalty Free Music 🎧 Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu Tonight - Sirens Song Sam Russell http://www.samrussell.co.uk 10 SOLAR-POWERED HOMES | THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE #design #innovation #inventions #technology #mindseyevideo
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Storing the Sun's Energy in Liquid Could Change Solar Forever
 
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Researchers have just found two new ways to make solar power more efficient. Could this solve our energy crisis? These Massive Geoengineering Projects Won't Stop Global Warming - https://youtu.be/tKzlYtTjxoU Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: The American Solar Industry Had a Historic Year https://www.seeker.com/the-american-solar-industry-had-a-historic-year-2307076151.html "America's solar industry is booming, showing its biggest growth ever in 2016, and it appears set to break additional records in the years ahead, according to a new industry report. The solar sector nearly doubled the amount of solar power installed last year compared to 2015, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association said in their annual analysis of the US solar sector. Indeed, more solar power was added last year to the nation's electricity grid than any other source of energy - a milestone for the burgeoning industry." Liquid storage of solar energy - more effective than ever before https://phys.org/news/2017-03-liquid-storage-solar-energy-effective.html "Many consider the sun the energy source of the future. But one challenge is that it is difficult to store solar energy and deliver the energy 'on demand". A research team from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, has shown that it is possible to convert the solar energy directly into energy stored in the bonds of a chemical fluid - a so-called molecular solar thermal system. The liquid chemical makes it possible to store and transport the stored solar energy and release it on demand, with full recovery of the storage medium." Make perovskite solar cells stable https://www.nature.com/news/make-perovskite-solar-cells-stable-1.21807 "The hunt is on to find a cheap and safe solar-cell technology. Crystalline silicon is the basis for 90% of commercial photovoltaic devices, which use semiconductors to convert light into electricity. But silicon photovoltaics are still expensive to process, their manufacture produces toxic by-products and they are cumbersome to install. Perovskites could be a game-changer." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Watch More Seeker on our website http://www.seeker.com/shows/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Special thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00
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Free Energy 100% , How make solar cell from CD flat
 
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Which Power Source Is Most Efficient?
 
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Australian researchers just unveiled the most efficient solar panels ever. How efficient are they, and what is the most efficient source of energy? Get 15% off http://www.domain.com's s domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: In world first -- UNSW researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/uons-iwf120514.php "UNSW Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported." New world record for solar cell efficiency at 46% French-German cooperation confirms competitive advantages of European photovoltaic industry http://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/press-and-media/press-releases/press-releases-2014/new-world-record-for-solar-cell-efficiency-at-46-percent "A new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity has been established." Australia develops world's most efficient solar panels http://rt.com/business/212383-australia-record-solar-energy/ "?Australian researchers have developed a new method of using commercial solar panels that converts more electricity from sunlight than ever before." What is the efficiency of different types of power plants? http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=107&t=3 "One measure of the efficiency of a power plant that converts a fuel into heat and into electricity is the heat rate." Improving Efficiencies http://www.worldcoal.org/coal-the-environment/coal-use-the-environment/improving-efficiencies/ "Improving efficiency levels increases the amount of energy that can be extracted from a single unit of coal." The Most Common Electricity Sources in the U.S. http://pureenergies.com/us/blog/the-most-common-electricity-sources-in-the-u-s/ "Though renewable energy is growing fast, the U.S. still gets the vast majority of its power from conventional power plants." Increasing the Efficiency of Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43343.pdf "Coal has long been the major fossil fuel used to produce electricity." Coal Will Survive as Efficient Power Plants Boost Demand http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-02/coal-seen-surving-as-efficient-power-plants-boost-demand.html "President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions left coal with a future even as the industry accuses him of trying to make the fuel obsolete." How Do Wind Turbines Work? http://energy.gov/eere/wind/how-do-wind-turbines-work "So how do wind turbines make electricity?" Screwy-looking wind turbine makes little noise and a big claim http://www.gizmag.com/the-archimedes-liam-f1-urban-wind-turbine/32263/ "Although it's getting increasingly common to see solar panels on the roofs of homes, household wind turbines are still a fairly rare sight." Betz's law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betz%27s_law Wind Energy More Energy Efficient than Fossil Fuels http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/18/wind-energy-energy-efficient-fossil-fuels-uk/ "Here's something that may surprise you. Wind energy is more efficient than carbon-based fuels." Wind Energy's Shadow: Turbines Drag Down Power Potential http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/05/130516-wind-energy-shadow-effect/ "As seemingly limitless as the air that swirls around us, wind has proven to be the world's fastest-growing source of renewable energy." Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle/Power-Reactors/Advanced-Nuclear-Power-Reactors/ "The nuclear power industry has been developing and improving reactor technology for more than five decades and is starting to build the next generation of nuclear power reactors to fill new orders." Hydroelectric Power http://www.mpoweruk.com/hydro_power.htm "Hydro-electric power, using the potential energy of rivers, now supplies 17.5% of the world's electricity (99% in Norway, 57% in Canada, 55% in Switzerland, 40% in Sweden, 7% in USA)." Hydroelectric Power http://www.usbr.gov/power/edu/pamphlet.pdf "It's a form of energy ... a renewable resource." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Tiny House Runs Completely On Solar Energy
 
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This gorgeous tiny house has a lot a lot of juice, as you'll see in the video. So much so, that it can run completely off of solar energy. Our friend Doug from Timbercraft Tiny Homes in Alabama was kind enough to hook us up with a video tour of his latest build. The tiny house has two bedrooms, one is a loft and the master is a fully standup bedroom with tons of storage, mostly under the bed. What a lovely build! No need to bring hookup electricity, just park this beauty in a sunny spot and generate your energy. One more recurring bill to knock off of bill list! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tinyhouselistings Built by Timbercraft Tiny Homes: http://timbercrafttinyhomes.com Tiny homes listed for sale and rent daily: http://tinyhouselistings.com Tiny homes for sale in your inbox: http://eepurl.com/bAcWb Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyhouselistings Located in Guntersville, Alabama
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80. Net-Zero Evolution - The secret is to keep it ridiculously simple
 
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The secret to building an affordable, net-zero home that produces as much energy as it consumes is harvesting passive solar energy. Take a tour of Architect, Shafraaz Kaba's net-zero home and learn how easy it can be. http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/episode-80-chasing-net-zero-net-zero-evolution
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Super Efficient Off-Grid Earthship Built for Early Retirement Plan
 
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In this video, we meet Connie and Craig from Wind Chasers. They're a retired couple who built themselves a 100% off-grid, passive solar earthship using plans they bought from Mike Reynolds (the man featured in the Garbage Warrior documentary - check it out if you haven't already!). The couple built the earth ship because they wanted to live an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, but they also wanted to live a financially sustainable lifestyle that would allow them to retire comfortably. Building this home using recycled tires and portland cement cost them a fraction of what a conventional house would have cost, and they got the 1200 recycled tires they needed for free! In addition to the low construction cost, they don't pay any bills to maintain the home. They use solar power instead of being hooked up to hydro. They collect their rain water instead of being hooked up to municipal water. They store energy from the sun in the thermal mass of their home instead of having a furnace. They use a composting toilet instead of paying to install and maintain a septic system. And they treat their own greywater (from the kitchen & shower) on site. There is a fireplace in the home, but the couple says they only use it a few times per year for atmosphere, and they don't depend on it as a heat source. The couple even grow a lot of their own food in their indoor planter, like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, carrots - you name it! The planter also stores energy from the sun to help maintain a stable temperature in the home. The first earth ships were built in New Mexico by Mike Reynolds, and while many people think they're amazing, they don't believe that earthships can be built in harsher environments (like in Canada for example). This earth ship is built near Lake Erie, in Ontario, Canada. It did take a few years for the home to absorb all of the thermal energy it needed to maintain a stable year-round temperature, but now that it's had time to cure and mature, it's working great. Mat and I were completely blown away when we walked into the house and realized how incredibly well the house was performing without any of the traditional inputs we're used to seeing in a conventional home. We enjoyed the feeling of being outdoors that the house provides with the natural light, curved walls, and luscious greenery. The recycled bottle walls are spectacular, too. If you're interested in learning more about Connie and Craig's earthship, you can visit their Wind Chasers website here: http://www.windchasers.ca Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------ Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.
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Living in a Tiny House Heated with FREE Solar Power in Canada
 
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Gabriel Parent-Leblanc heats his tiny house with an awesome solar air heater. He built his tiny house to prove it was possible to live in a tiny house year round in a northern climate. Not only did he succeed (he's been living in it for almost 2 years) but he also has one of the smallest heating bills I've ever seen. In the winter of 2014/2015, which was one of the coldest in the last 100 years, he spent only $100 on heat thanks to his solar air heater panel which provided the bulk of his heat during the day. Gabriel built his own tiny house with the help of friends and also started the first tiny house company in Quebec, Canada: Habitations MicroÉvolution: http://www.habitationsmicro.com/ The solar air heater he uses is distributed by EcoSolaris and they're planning to release a new and improved model very soon (we filmed a video about it for you, coming soon!): http://www.ecosolaris.ca/en/products_and_services/solar-air-heating-system.php At night, Gabriel uses an electric heater that is plugged into an energy meter to track how much energy he uses for heat. This isn't the exact meter he used but it was something like this: https://www.amazon.com/UPM-Marketing-EM100-Energy-Display/dp/B000RKVK52 His tiny house design was focussed on creating a spacious and comfortable living room with a massive u-shaped sitting area that has the option to put up a table up to make it a dinette, or put down the table to make it an extra bed. He's also got a galley kitchen, a sleeping loft, storage loft, and small bathroom with a shower and composting toilet. The fact that Gabriel's house is run almost completely on solar power is pretty impressive. He's got 750 Watts on his roof that power the lights, fridge, water pump, and all of his electrical outlets; and his solar air heating panel provides a lot of his heating needs. While he is living almost completely off grid in a suburb of Montreal, one thing Gabriel does find challenging is his small water tank. It only holds 100 litres so he often has to re-fill it with a hose. With his metal roof he could probably install a rainwater catchment system to provide some of his water needs. You can find out more about Gabriel's tiny house business and his workshops here: http://www.habitationsmicro.com/en/produit/tiny-house-workshop-presentations/ You can also follow Gabriel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ExGqlPYJSdwnsqSuGTnJA For anyone interested in the products Gabriel mentioned in the video (his trailer, the vertical planter, tiny house plans, natural wood oil), check out his store here: http://www.habitationsmicro.com/en/boutique/ Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ------------------------------------------------------------ If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------ Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------ Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives Photo Credits: Still shots of the tiny house in winter, and of Gabriel teaching his tiny house workshop were taken by Jean-Sébastien Poirier from Daedalos Media http://www.daedalosmedia.com/ minimalist
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Spectacular 40ft Small Shipping Container Home
 
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This 40ft Shipping Container home is packed with clever space-saving features. It's solar powered, collects rain-water and can even sleep up to 7 people! Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/40ft-shipping-container-home/ Help me create more videos: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Follow me on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow me on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on Tiny Houses, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2015 Zyia Pictures Ltd
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shipping container home with solar panels
 
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shipping container home with solar panels
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78. Net-Zero 101 - The secret of building super energy efficient net-zero homes
 
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Net-zero homes first appeared in 2007, but they are taking North America by storm. In part 1 of our Chasing Net-zero series we talk to net-zero pioneer Peter Amerongen about the amazing history of these super energy efficient solar-powered homes and Mike Turner about the secrets of building a net-zero home. http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/78-chasing-net-zero-net-zeo-101 Episode 78 Chasing Net Zero: Net Zero 101 - http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/78-chasing-net-zero-net-zeo-101
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Amazing Off-The-Grid Tiny House Has Absolutely Everything!
 
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This tiny house is ready for anything! Completely off the grid, this tiny home on wheels generates it's own solar power, collects rain water, uses solar water heating and even generates it's own bio gas for cooking. Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Paul and Annett had been living the city life, in an apartment in Sydney, Australia. A desire to lower their impact on the earth and live closer to nature lead them to designing and building their own eco-friendly tiny house powered by renewable energies and moving onto a remote property outside of Byron Bay. Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/amazing-off-grid-tiny-house-has-everything/ Follow Their Journey: https://www.livingtinyandgreen.com Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd
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Designer builds efficient off-grid Passive House in Colorado
 
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Twenty years ago Andrew Michler bought a $60,000 solar shack in the Colorado mountains that “immediately fell apart” and inspired two decades of experiments in off-grid living. Today, he and his wife live in the reconfigured shack and he has turned a former shed on the property into an ultra low-consuming Passive House (Passivhaus). “Passive House is an international building standard that focuses on how to reduce energy consumption in building by about 90% and they did it by physics really it wasn’t developed by builders it was developed by physicists,” explains Michler. “Everything how a building interacts with its environment, the thermal dynamics of how heat transfers through materials, the way that energy is produced in the building, how solar gains come into the building or are avoided in a building so this entire building is basically designed in a spreadsheet.” The home is shaped in a wedge which helps with passive solar orientation and also helps avoid unnecessary surface area and heat loss. The wedge also contributes to an unconventional open plan interior which includes a hanging net bed. Off Grid Hideaways https://offgridhideaways.com/hideaway/colorado-usa/ Andrew’s book “Hyperlocalization of Architecture” www.hyperlocalarch.com Passive House: https://passivehouse-international.org/ Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/blogger-builds-efficient-off-grid-passive-house-in-colorado/
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Sustainable City | Fully Charged
 
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We spent an amazing day at the Sustainable City, a housing development in Dubai with 3,500 people already living there and it's still not quite finished. This truly is a remarkable achievement, a stark lesson to building contractors the world over. It's not more expensive to build and it's hugely cheaper and more efficient to live in. Spread the word if you know any builders! More Info: http://www.thesustainablecity.ae/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FullyChargedShow
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How to design an energy efficient home
 
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This week on the Green Building Show we continue our investigation into the energy efficient home. Carlos Martinez sits down with Steve King, a senior lecturer of architecture at the University of New South Wales, to find out the key drivers of energy efficiency within a home. Download "The Energy Efficient Home - the ultimate design guide" here: http://www.lighthome.com.au/green-guide-blog/the-energy-efficiency-home-the-ultimate-design-guide We hear from Victoria Lea who brings us found some designers taking green living to a whole new level with a range of green jewelry, and we kick off our Tropical Housing Series with an interview with Peter Pierce, the designer of an award winning and sustainable tree house in Cairns. And later, we will address a question from a reader who's looking for a way to get her neighbors excited about solar. We speak with solar industry expert Ged McCarthy who presents us the business case for solar in a home.
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Green Home Design - Learn about Passive House Design - Best Sustainable Home Design Ideas
 
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Green Home Design - Learn about Passive House Design - Best Sustainable Home Design Ideas IN this video your will learn about how to build a passive house (PassivHaus). The term passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. The design of a green home based on a passive house concept is based on a number of key sustainable design principles. The design should be based on a passive solar design and landscape, use superinsulation for maximum energy efficiency, have advanced window technology to prevent thermal bridges, it should be airtight, make extensive use of passive ventilation strategies, use waste heat from appliances in the home to provide space heating, and utilise energy efficient appliances. This sustainable green home demonstrates a number of important design aspects required for efficient and comfortable living including sustainable architecture, green home planning, insulation in walls and roofs, energy efficient appliances, energy efficient lighting, passive heating and cooling of the home, solar hot water, rain water harvesting, and water recycling all combine to create a green home that is comfortable all year round with an abundance of fresh air and natural lighting - it is the essence of sustainable living. About http://www.gogeteco.com GoGetEco is a website dedicated to bringing you the latest in cool eco friendly gadgets, future gadgets, future tech, the latest in green technology, eco friendly products and cool green tech inventions. At GoGetEco we believe that going green does not mean sacrificing your lifestyle and that green tech and eco friendly products can give you the lifestyle you desire whilst moving towards a more sustainable future. Our products cover energy efficiency, electric transport (electric bikes, alternative electric transport), renewable energy, solar power, sustainable materials, eco friendly products, and much more. At GoGetEco "Green is the New Black". Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChG6kOI3I06PMIVbJbyNP_g?sub_confirmation=1 Some of our other videos Green Technology https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUPepH0QulL50-YPxpPi3SXTm7S7rc7X0 Eco Reco electric scooter https://youtu.be/9Xar-cxpkz8 Yuneec electric skateboard https://youtu.be/T578w5imQM4 Chevy volt review https://youtu.be/A4AaUwpKWlI Worlds first passenger drone https://youtu.be/yChGL1ZXizI Nest learning thermostat https://youtu.be/3bSbYvEV-sU Ninebot One https://youtu.be/u56OEIPssHg Tesla Model 3 https://youtu.be/axYPXYxnYRo Future cities https://youtu.be/tPY9XMOS05o Idea Snacks Timber skyscrapers https://youtu.be/C57zCgQZDKc Nature inspired body armour https://youtu.be/w_SRkoZJ5cc Biogas https://youtu.be/rqgEBmf0aEk Social entrepreneur https://youtu.be/8NNyYej0UJg Glow in the dark trees https://youtu.be/C6SkcZC3b7M Nature house https://youtu.be/tySi2B7SWt4 Paper vs plastic bags https://youtu.be/d7F0DWjzq0U Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUPepH0QulL48RJU0QAP143l_jDGN-qYK Sustainable Design Bamboo architecture https://youtu.be/j5SjqFJ-lnk Green School https://youtu.be/S9GAheqtWgI DIY Greywater https://youtu.be/svhhzmZvcZs Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUPepH0QulL7SsIf_CIo5zv5a5NU-tXNK Best sustainable homes, green homes, and tiny house series Episode 1 https://youtu.be/K36OA0Q_R_E Episode 2 https://youtu.be/sSzKq9vVPpc Episode 3 https://youtu.be/VlhQbAImX48 Episode 4 https://youtu.be/msUbujLMJj0 Episode 5 https://youtu.be/FHtswkQE-Vk Minimise waste https://youtu.be/1icBT_bp1yc Power of the sun https://youtu.be/0VK7gPf79CU Rain water, grey water, and water efficient gardens https://youtu.be/jNLpK4zy88g Tiny house tour https://youtu.be/z3_I9Eb4xjY Matchbox tiny house https://youtu.be/cEI4PlPeLdo Boathouse Cob Tiny House https://youtu.be/RigPUR4aW7Q Build your own tiny house https://youtu.be/BjwpRXlbMVY Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUPepH0QulL7sxCuoAAslHGmG7HPsFZ4A To see more videos about sustainable design go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChG6kOI3I06PMIVbJbyNP_g Subscribe to our urban farming channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq6yvGQShom0KG2nI6SbP9Q_g?sub_confirmation=1 More urban farming videos https://youtu.be/x0xi4_V41vo https://youtu.be/05a65T6oylo https://youtu.be/p5P7ZfwhJQg Learn how to grow your own food at our website at http://www.backyardchickenzone.com For cool eco-friendly gadgets check out this site http://www.gogeteco.com
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Earthships: self-sustaining homes for a post-apocalyptic land?
 
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On the desert mesa of New Mexico, miles from the nearest town of Taos (pop. 5,700), Star-Wars-like shelters rise from the earth, half-buried and covered in adobe. Called “Earthships” - brainchild of architect Mike Reynolds in the 1970s- they’re nearly completely self-sufficient homes: no electrical grid, no water lines, no sewer. The Greater World Earthship Community, about 70 passive solar homes built from earth and trash on 633 acres, had a rough start; they were shut down as an illegal subdivision in 1997 and it took them 7 years to come to compliance. Though today, the county fully cooperates with Reynolds and his Earthship Biotecture operation to turn trash (tires, cans, glass bottles) into shelters and has even given them 2 acres to experiment with housing in anyway they like (they also provide their recycling). Sixteen years ago, Tom Duke had just finished over a decade on the pro volleyball circuit when he bought a bit of land here with his wife and began to build a tiny Earthship the size of a storage shed. When their first son was born they built their dream house on the property, a two bedroom that, like other Earthships, collects rainwater, uses its water four times (the plants in the indoor greenhouse filter the greywater) and even processes its own sewage. In this video, Tom takes us on a tour of his home, his original “Earthship survival pod”, the “nest” ($50,000 studio apartment), the “Simple Survival Earthship” (aimed mainly at the developing world), a custom home designed to feed a family of four (including a tilapia pond in the greenhouse) and the “BMW of Earthships”, the “Global" (aimed at the typical American family). Earthship Biotecture: earthship.com Pros and cons of earthships: http://www.archinia.com/index.php/58-publications/publications/216-earthship-pros-and-cons Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/earthships-self-sustaining-homes-for-a-post-apocalyptic-us/
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63. How passive solar design and thermal mass can cut your energy bills
 
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Whether you're buying a house or designing your own we've some simple rules of thumb when it comes to orientation, windows and building materials that will make your home a more comfortable, energy efficient place to live.
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Smart Energy Systems: 100% Renewable Energy at a National Level (Full Version)
 
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Get more info here about the research conducted in the Sustainable Energy Planning Group at Aalborg University: http://www.EnergyPLAN.eu -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Smart Energy Systems: 100% Renewable Energy at a National Level (Full Version) Denmark has decided to become independent from fossil fuels. For the sake of the climate, the economy, and in order to ensure security of energy supply. This film shows how this will happen based on research conducted at Aalborg University (http://www.smartenergysystems.eu). At present wind and solar energy already delivers a good share of Denmark's energy, but renewable energy is a major challenge for an energy system that is built upon fossil fuels. Energy production from wind and solar fluctuates - it fluctuates as the wind blows. So what renewables are reliable when there is no sun or wind energy available? Another challenge is the transport sector. How do we create an energy system of renewable energy, where also cars, ships and planes can operate on fossil-free energy? A great example of an energy system that will ensure Denmark a 100% renewable energy system is called: Smart Energy Systems - a coherent, fossil-free energy system that will create lots of new jobs and green energy for the Danes, both in terms of electricity, heat and transport. Production courtesy of: http://www.webwall.tv/blueplanetinnovation http://www.blueplanetinnovation.dk
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Tesla Unveils Powerwall 2 & Solar Roof
 
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Join the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Powerwall 2 is a battery for homes and small businesses that stores the sun’s energy and delivers clean, reliable electricity when the sun isn’t shining. Combine Powerwall, solar and an electric vehicle to create a zero emission lifestyle. The sun provides more than enough energy in just one hour to supply our planet’s energy needs for an entire year. Your home can capture this free, abundant energy source through rooftop solar tiles, turning sunlight into electricity for immediate use or storage in a Powerwall battery. Learn more: https://ts.la/2Hi1XS8
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Solar Home Energy Systems - How To Make Solar Energy At Home
 
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http://www.EnergyBrainiac.com - Solar Home Energy Systems - How To Make Solar Energy At Home Solar Panels and Solar Power Kits Solar Home Kits, Grid Tie Systems, Cabin, Off Gridd ... Solar panels transform sunlight into usable forms of energy for on- or off-grid applications. GE Energy - Brilliance Solar Residential Systems GE Energy's new solar energy system meter package includes everything needed to measure and compare a home's consumption and solar array production Solar House | Solar Energy Systems Solar House. Information on Solar house Plans and Solar Energy Systems including Solar Panels for House, Passive Solar House Plans & Solar House Design.Home Solar Energy Complete Residential Solar Systems Learn About. Home Solar Energy Complete Residential Solar Systems Learn About Stand-alone solar electricity or Solar Home Systems Learn the facts of solar energy systems Home | SES Stirling Energy Systems The SES SunCatcher TM is a 25 kW solar power system that has been designed to automatically track the sun and focus solar energy onto a power conversion Home Power Magazine: Solar | Wind | Water | Design | Build Move over, California: Progressive incentive programs are giving Northeastern home and business owners the ability to plug into affordable solar energy. Solar Energy Systems at sharpusa.com Solar energy systems are quiet and reliable. Learn more at sharpusa.com. ... we' re a global leader in solar, providing the systems to power more homes and Planetary Systems - Solar Power, Wind Power, Energy Efficient Homes Retailer and installer of products for sustainable living, including wind and solar power, renewable energy, and efficient homes SOLAR PANELS • Home & RV Solar Panels • We know solar panels! Pre-Packaged Home, Commercial, Industrial and RV Solar Power System Kits ... power grid and excess power generated by your solar energy system is sent out Solar Homes and Solar Collectors Build your own solar heating system with an MTD Solar Collector Kit. ... Join the Solar Thermal Energy Group and discover the kind of solar home that's energy bill eliminate power solar panel panels wind turbine alternative efficient efficiency renewable system how to build electricity earth home technology off grid electric bills reduce earth4energy generate
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Earthship Underground House Tour- Sustainable and Net Zero Living...
 
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"Towards Sustainable and Net Zero Living" Derek "Deek" Diedricksen visits an Earthship (the architectural brainchild of Michael Reynolds) in Taos, New Mexico. The particular model, like many others, features earth berm air intakes, a water recycling system for its grey water, and the luxury of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and even a two car garage! Ashley Turin gives us a full out tour of this, one of the newest Earthship builds on the Taos compound. This sustainable and passive solar home just may give you a few ideas for your own future designs.
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A House Using Solar Energy in Europe, Small House Design
 
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Techstyle Haus was one of the innovative entries in the recently concluded Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. The small house was created by a team of students from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt. Wanting to try something different, the team decided to build a passive house using a textile roof. The tent-like appearance might give the impression that the roof is thin and flimsy, but it actually consists of several layers including nearly 12 inches of mineral wool insulation. The outer covering is a Teflon-coated fiberglass membrane typically used for sports stadiums and designed to resist high winds. The thick blanket of insulation along with triple-paned windows, air-tight construction, and design elements such as the generous overhang shading the south windows all work together to reduce the home’s heating and cooling requirements by 90 percent compared to typical construction, meeting the Passivhaus standard. Topping the roof are a high-efficiency photovoltaic system and solar water heater, which together collect more energy than the house uses. The roof is stretched over five curved steel ribs that span the house without any intermediate supporting posts or walls. That left the 76.7 m2 (825 ft2) interior wide open, providing flexibility in how the space is used. The Techstyle Haus team opted for an open one-bedroom plus loft floor plan, concentrating the mechanical components into a technical core containing the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. The gently curved surfaces give the interior an attractive organic appearance. Photographs by Kristen Pelou, courtesy of the Techstyle Haus team, and by Valeria Anzolin and Jason Flakes, courtesy of Solar Decathlon Europe. http://www.kristenpelou.com/ http://www.techstylehaus.com/ http://www.valeriaanzolin.com/ http://www.jflakes.com/ http://www.solardecathlon2014.fr/en/ More Videos: #tinyhouse #tinyhouses #smallhouse #cottage #cabin #tiny #tinyhome ============================ #TinyHouseLover is a channel sharing homes under 500 sq ft. In the past few years, #tiny homes have surged in popularity. They're economical, environmentally friendly, and encourage people to live minimally.
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40ft Shipping Containers Transformed Into Amazing Off-Grid Family Home
 
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This amazing small home has been built using two 40ft high cube shipping containers, slightly of-set from one another to create a stunning, off-the-grid family home. Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Feeling inspired to downsize after watching tiny home and small house design videos online, this couple decided to take the plunge into designing and building a shipping container home for their family to reduce their expenses and be able to dedicate more time to the things that really matter. You can find our more about this tiny home on our website: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/off-grid-twin-40ft-shipping-container-home/ This off-grid container home is completely solar powered, with a huge solar array producing more than enough power for the small house. It's water is collected from a nearby bore. Otto Engineering: http://www.ottoengineering.co.nz/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd
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Green homes in the Philippines bring benefits to homeowners and the environment
 
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Energy-efficient communities like Via Verde Homes are gaining ground in the Philippine housing market. The grid-connected, solar-powered houses lead to lower electricity bills and environmental gains through the reduced use of energy and water.
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Living Off The Grid: How To Design A Off Grid Home Part 2
 
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The success of any off grid homestead starts with the design of your home! Part 2 addresses further this concept. Today Starry talks about HEATING the house and the beauty of the thermal mass and their woodstove! AND not only the heating, but FREE air conditioning!!! A Passive solar design takes advantage of a building’s site, climate, and materials to minimize energy use. A well-designed passive solar home first reduces heating and cooling loads through energy-efficiency strategies and then meets those reduced loads in whole or part with solar energy. Passive design is practiced throughout the world and has been shown to produce buildings with low energy costs, reduced maintenance, and superior comfort. DO not overlook this key point when going off the grid. IF YOU have the opportunity to design and build your own home...THINK before you build. Starry shares how they incorporated into their design passive solar and thermal mass! For more information and articles on living off the gird visit Starrys website at www.offgridevolution.com AND dont forget to visit her Starry Store at the same site!!! EVERYTHING ELSE SOLAR http://www.offgridevolution.com/starrys-off-grid-store.html -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- CAN YOU DO IT? "Best Composting Toilet System CHALLENGE: FLUSH VS COMPOST!!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2L2IBXhNzo -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Simple Living Home Plan. #002 The Earthship.
 
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Earthships are AMAZING simple living houses!! They are intuitive, sustainable, and efficient in providing a comfortable habitat for human living. The technology of an earthship house is both sophisticated and simple. Here are some of an Earthship's amazing abilities: 1. It's practical use of energy and natural resources. The Earthship's need for water, electricity, or other (potential fossil fuel energy) is greatly reduced by it brilliant ability to optimize everything from the environment it's in. This includes harvesting electricity from wind turbines and solar panels to provide all electric needs for basic machinery such as water pumps and venting systems. 2. The use of solar energy radiant heat. 3. The ability to harvest, clean, recycle, and process all of it's fresh water and waste water needs. 4. The use of Earth's mass to aid in providing its heating and cooling needs. 5. It's ability to create an oasis of plant growth from it's creative use of waste water, even in harsh environments such as a desert. 6. It's ability to produce food by it's creative use of fresh water fish tanks and greenhouse garden planters. Like these design videos? Look for my brand new design channel coming soon! •MUSIC: purpleplanet.com •EXTERNAL LINKS: For more information on earthships: http://earthship.com This video first peeked my interest in earthships: https://youtu.be/efI77fzBgvg •BIO: Simple living with a family has helped us save a lot of money every year. We chose to buy a smaller house with a 15 year mortgage that we should have paid off in a total of seven years (or 3 years from now). We are following the Dave Ramsey financial plan. Minimalism has supported our mindset and hearts to remain HAPPY even on a tight budget. We love our simple minimalist lifestyle with our family of four and probably won't be changing much as the years go by. SIMPLE LIVING ROCKS! •MORE: Thank you for checking out my channel! ***Subscribe for FREE**** to watch my latest videos. Follow me on Instagram for more!! At: simplefull7
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Building an Energy-Efficient Solar Greenhouse
 
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See the basics of solar greenhouse design. At CERES we design and build year-round greenhouses that save energy and water. These combine passive solar design with some active elements like ground to air heat transfer (GAHT) system which allows the greenhouse to provide it's own source of heating and cooling. Our greenhouses use highly insulated walls and a polycarbonate roof for maximum energy-efficiency. The result is an incredibly durable greenhouse that is durable, automated, self-sustaining, and naturally abundant (ie no heating costs) year-round.
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This is AMAZING! China Plans To Invest Billions on Renewable Energy!
 
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SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/w3A8IS TOP STORIES==== China's solar energy sector ambitions. China Plans To Invest $361 Billion Into Renewable Energy By 2020. China Investment Plan for Clean Energy by 2020. China steps up efforts to transition to clean energy U.S., China should tap into infrastructure investment, green economy- U.S. business veteran. Watch the video to see all these and many more... Don't forget to subscribe for upcoming videos - Richard Aguilar My Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYzz2SkhAaM0FDKuGk-IPZg MY Twitter and Google Plus: https://twitter.com/gygenministries https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RichardHansAguilar Thanks for watching... #Chinatoinvestinrenewableenergy #Chinatoinvestingreenliving #Chinatoinvestincleanenergy #Chinasolarenergyinvestment
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Green Energy : Alternative Energy & Green House Plans
 
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Alternative energy sources and green house plans include incorporating tank-less water heaters, recycled lumber, energy-efficient insulation, sealed crawlspaces and solar panels to the construction of a new home. Seek alternate sources of energy when building a house with information from the executive director of the Institute for Sustainable Practice in this free video on green energy.
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Three Solar Food Dehydrators - solar energy at work!
 
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Plans: https://permies.com/t/74059f7/Solar-Dehydrator-Plans The first solar dehydrator is shown by robert and marina at dell artimus farm. The solar heat comes from a heated panel at the bottom, and there is a black chimney at the top that creates a draw. They use a stainless steel screen. The dryer is a year and a half old. They have dried beans, flowers, cherries, grapes (raisins), kale, walnuts and apples. They tried some tomatoes, but those ended up as pig food. Matt at feral farm shows a "down draft solar dehydrator." The solar heat enters at the top and then goes down. Because as it gathers moisture, the solar heated air gets heavier. He has nettles in there. Mark Vander Meer, of wildland conservation service in Missoula, Montana shows off his solar food dehydrator still loaded with dried plums. Those plums have been in there all fall, winter and most of the spring. He talks about trying to dry fruit with electric food dehydrators and how expensive that was. This solar dehydrator also uses the down draft technique. He says plums take three days and apples take a day and a half. These are all passive systems. There are no fans. support my patreon for more videos like this: https://patreon.com/paulwheaton permaculture design course https://richsoil.com/pdc.jsp http://www.permies.com Relevant threads at permies: http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/3562_0/cooking-and-food-preservation/solar-food-dryers http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/762_0/organic-sustainable-practices/solar-dried-foods http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/6556_0/alternative-energy/safe-materials-for-solar-dehydrator Permaculture Playing Cards https://richsoil.com/cards.jsp 177 hours of Permaculture Design Course and Appropriate Technology Course https://permies.com/pdc Better Wood Heat: DIY Rocket Mass Heaters 4-DVD set https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp Wood Burning Stove 2.0 4-DVD set http://www.woodburningstoves2.com/ World Domination Gardening 3-DVD set https://richsoil.com/wd-gardening.jsp Permaculture Homestead Podcasts https://permies.com/f/88/permaculture-podcast Permaculture Design Course and Appropriate Technology Course https://richsoil.com/pdc.jsp Rocket Mass Heater Workshop Jamboree https://richsoil.com/rmh-workshop.jsp Sign up for my daily-ish email, or my devious plots for world domination http://richsoil.com/email.jsp music by Jimmy Pardo http://permies.com/t/30796/Jimmy-Pardo Thanks to my patreon peeps for pushing me into making videos again: Keith Kuhnsman thomas adams Jocelyn Campbell Julia Mason Dominic Crolius Josh Phillips wade L Suleiman ALAQEL Ash Jackson is The Scrollbard Jason Hower Bill Crim Full Name Doug Barth James Tutor David Ingraham http://patreon.com/paulwheaton
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Best Sustainable Home Designs - Best Eco-friendly Sustainable Green Homes Episode 1 - 8 st
 
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Please subscribe my channel Best Sustainable Architecture - Best Eco-friendly Sustainable Green Homes Episode 2 - CSR House - Mainstream Green Home . Please subscribe my channel Best Sustainable Architecture and Home Designs - Affordable, Eco-friendly Sustainable Green Homes Episode 1 - Eco-friendly 8 . Please subscribe my channel Best Sustainable Home Designs - Affordable, Sustainable Green Homes Episode 3 - 10 star tropical home Join Josh Byrne (best . Please subscribe my channel Best Sustainable Home Designs - Eco-friendly, Sustainable Green Homes Episode 4 - Hot dry climates Join Josh Byrne (best .
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Renewable Energy Home Tour - Seasonal Heat Store, Solar PV, and Masonry Heater
 
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No heating bills? Heat from hot summer days then stored to warm the house in winter? How? Take this full length, uncut tour of Lucy Patrick's "seasonal heat store" house, along with a super efficient fireplace, and solar PV with a battery bank for electricity. This house was also designed for assessibility, and to look like a "normal" Michigan home. This is a great tour, and the only full length video of this house on the Internet. If you like that this video is available online, please remember to click "like" and to comment below! Thank you in advance! Recorded during a Michigan solar homes tour in 2010 by Local Future non-profit founder Aaron Wissner. For more great videos, check out: http://www.youtube.com/user/newculture/videos For even more on the Local Future, visit: http://localfuture.org Additional information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonal_thermal_store http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_PV http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonry_heater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_mass_heater
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How to build a 14x14 solar cabin
 
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This is a general overview of how I built my 14x14 solar cabin for under $2000. For complete step-by-step directions, videos, and more project plans including how to install solar power, drill your own well, build a composting toilet and more please visit my website: http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com Songs are originals written by me!
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Going Green: Eco-Friendly Home Building Tips
 
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Sustainability is quickly becoming a key factor in home design. Whether you’ve already bought solar panels or you’re not quite ready to go green yet, here are some steps you can take during build to work towards an eco-friendly and energy-efficient home in the future. Learn more: http://www.zillow.com/blog/green-trends-in-home-building-194896/ From unique homes to real estate advice, Zillow videos inform, inspire – and make you feel at home. Subscribe to see the latest: https://www.youtube.com/Zillow?sub_confirmation=1
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Getting to Net-Zero: Inside An Energy Efficient, Solar Home
 
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David Gibson of PoweredBySunshine.org gives us a tour of his solar-powered, energy-efficient home in Reno, Nevada.
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Incredible Mini Earthship Style Cabin - Tiny Off Grid House with Solar Power
 
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In this video, we tour a mini earth ship style cabin at the Terra Perma community (http://terraperma.ca/en) to learn how the building is designed to produce heat, water, and power; all while being 100% off-grid. The interior design of the tiny house is not only functional, but incredibly beautiful as well: It features relief cob sculptures on the interior walls, a dazzling recycled bottle wall, and floor to ceiling south facing windows. The tiny home away from home was built using over 200 recycled tires that were filled with earth and stacked in a semi circle to create the main wall of the cabin. This wall was then covered (backfilled) with a mound of earth to create a thermal mass that will store energy from the sun and help keep the home at a stable temperature year-round. To mitigate temperature fluctuations, there is a wood stove and radiant in-floor heating for cold months, and when it's warm out, there's a low-tech air conditioning system that cools indoor air by circulating it through a pipe that is buried under the mound of earth at the back of the house, and bringing it back into the house at a cooler temperature. The metal roof is built on an angle to optimize rainwater collection (their rainwater ducts had not yet been installed when we were there), and the overhang at the front provides shade to the structure during the summer to avoid overheating. To power the in-floor heating system, the air pump, the lights, and the electrical outlets, there is a 1000 Watt solar power system installed behind the cabin. You'll notice that there is no toilet or shower inside the earthship. To keep things simple they built an outhouse toilet, and a communal shower block for all of the eco-lodges (kind of like what you'd find at a campground). Terrasol is one of several miniature green building structures at Terra Perma that are rented to the public as vacation rentals. They're also a great way for people to experience living in different types of sustainable, hand built structures to see what living off grid is like. In addition to the earthship, they have a mini cob and straw bale house, 2 yurts, a tiny house, and a mini cordwood cabin. Terra Perma has property lots for sale for anyone who wishes to live in the permaculture community, and they also have cooperative business opportunities for eco-entrepreneurs. Mat and I met Elan from Terra Perma during the tiny house festival in Lantier, Quebec in July 2016 and adjusted our filming schedule to stop by and check out the super cool buildings he was helping to put up in Harrington, Quebec, Canada. We camped in our van at Terra Perma for 2 nights and had fun exploring their mini sustainable buildings, swimming in their private lake, and tasting their homemade maple syrup! To learn more about the Terra Perma project and their eco-lodge rentals, check out their website here: http://terraperma.ca/en You can also follow Terra Perma on Facebook here: http://facebook.com/terrapermaqc If you'd like to book a stay in the Terrasol mini earthship you can rent it out on airbnb here: https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/9540250 Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ------------------------------------------------------------ If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------ Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ------------------------------------------------------------- A very special thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! Korean Subtitles by Gaedong Kim If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC8EQAfueDGNeqb1ALm0LjHA&tab=2 To learn how to create and submit subtitles and closed captions, check out this YouTube info page: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6054623 If you would like credit for your subtitles, translation, or closed captions in the description of the video, please email us with your full name, the language of your translation, and the video title that you worked on. You can email us at: danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------ Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives
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Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future
 
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These are ten most promising alternative energy sources of tomorrow. It’s a really exciting time to be alive. We have a front row seat to the only known transformation of a world powered by dirty fossil fuels, to a planet that gets its energy from renewable, clean sources. It’s happening just once, right now. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation Like our page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Join us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo 10. Space-based solar power http://energy.gov/articles/space-based-solar-power 9. Human Power http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-harness-human-power-electricity/ 8. Tidal Power http://www.renewablegreenenergypower.com/wave-energy-facts/ 7. Hydrogen (fuel cells) http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter20.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen-powered_aircraft 6. Geothermal heat from underground lava beds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_energy#Electricity https://theconversation.com/drilling-surprise-opens-door-to-volcano-powered-electricity-22515 5. Nuclear Waste http://nautil.us/issue/7/waste/our-nuclear-waste-is-a-goldmine http://gehitachiprism.com/ 4. Solar windows http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growth_of_photovoltaics http://renewableresourcesinc.com/10-interesting-facts-about-solar-energy/#.VAtud2RdVB8 3. Bio-fuels (algae) http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/20/alabama-gets-first-world-carbon-negative-algae-biofuel/ http://biofuel.org.uk/biofuel-facts.html 2. Flying wind farms http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/high-flying-turbine-produces-more-power-0515 http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=427&t=3 1. Nuclear fusion http://www.americansecurityproject.org/10-key-facts-about-nuclear-fusion/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITER#Timeline_and_current_status http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/nuclear-fusion-from-google-lockheed-draper-fisher/
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Want to Build an Off Grid Home for less than $10,000? Try this
 
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SAVE MONEY SUPPORT THE CHANNEL: http://dylanmagaster.acndirect.com/default.asp Ryan is building an affordable off grid sustainable Earthship in the High Desert Mesa of New Mexico for less than $10,000 BECOME A PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/dylanmagaster Follow https://www.instagram.com/earthshippie/ Tweet at me when I'm in your town! https://www.twitter.com/dylanmagaster https://www.instagram.com/dylanmagaster Business inquires or music submissions: business@dylanmagaster.com Photos: https://www.instagram.com/earthshippie/ https://afritekt.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/from-sky-to-earth-the-path-of-water-through-the-simple-survival-earthship/ Sketches by Mike Reynolds Source Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqSpx0Vgv4 Music: Amber Waves of Grain - cssmusic Sources: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aquaponics Special thanks to the Patrons: Paddy McCann, Vicki Magaster, Iain Price, Abel Zyl, Becky Mey, Jens Lennartsson, Amor Gebreel, interlooper42, Reinoud Vaandrager, Alisa DeGeorge, Caleb Blackwell, Brian Schneider, Cōsta Boutsikaris, Karan Subarna, Jude Waguespack, Marlen Heske, Nathanial Dodson, Lilly Rose, Liam McKeown, Larry Coonrod, Peter Vollers, Aaron Lane-Davies, Paulo Senra, Jhan Bent, Carolina Farias, Laura Baban, Michael Taddeo, Two Cowboys, Nicholas John Celestin, Curtis Thornburg, and Nico Vergara Shot with (Some or all of these) these are affiliate links :) Canon 70d: https://goo.gl/Mt4bs8 Sigma Lens: https://goo.gl/rB1Pz0 Gorilla pod: https://goo.gl/ujG45s Zoom H5: https://goo.gl/dVgD3X Rode Video Mic Go: https://goo.gl/VCzpaZ Gopro: https://goo.gl/Ic14cm Drone: https://goo.gl/xvS7lq Shoulder Rig: https://goo.gl/a75al7 SD Cards: https://goo.gl/zMNkTN SD Case: https://goo.gl/AE8swf Iphone 7
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Connecting the Inverter to Our DIY Off Grid RV Solar Power System
 
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Today, I’m sharing how we wired our Sunforce 2500 watt pure sine wave inverter to our DIY off grid rv solar power system to get AC power while full time RV living. SUBSCRIBE to Duet Justus for more videos → https://www.youtube.com/duetjustusvlogs Featured Products: Sunforce 2500 watt pure sine wave inverter → http://amzn.to/2FrTDTA Morningstar TS-MPPT-60 TriStar 60A MPPT charge controller → http://amzn.to/2Gd9LWe DC charger for Macbook Pro → http://amzn.to/2FrNAyz DC to DC splitter → http://amzn.to/2DhkFHH Products we use + love! → https://www.amazon.com/shop/duetjustus ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Want to help us for FREE? Shop through our Amazon link → http://www.amazon.com/?tag=duetju20-20 WE’RE SOCIAL! Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/duetjustus Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/duetjustus/ Twitter → https://twitter.com/duetjustus EMAIL: duetjustus@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT DUET JUSTUS Hi! We are Michael + Jenny Justus. We post videos on our life of alternative + sustainable + healthy living. Our desire to live a more meaningful life led us to concoct a crazy plan: Downsize our belongings, ditch the "9-5," and move full-time into a solar-powered, self-sustainable tiny home on wheels with our two dogs, Chase + Roni. Taking this leap into the unknown has completely transformed our future, so be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button, join the Justus League, and follow along to see where the journey take us! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR CAMERA GEAR! Canon 70d (body only) → http://amzn.to/2ae3gkQ Canon 70d Vlogger Kit → http://amzn.to/2a9Tpkt Takstar SGC-598 shotgun MIC → http://amzn.to/2ae3pVB Windscreen → http://amzn.to/2ae4VGW Ravelli tripod → http://amzn.to/2ae3Zmg Dolica Monopod → http://amzn.to/2ae3sAN LimoStudio Soft Box Lighting Kit → http://amzn.to/2dZW0fz LanParte 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal → http://amzn.to/2dEIFs3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MUSICAL CREDITS: Music by Joakim Karud http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
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Grade 9.2 Renewable Energy Concept House Designs
 
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Kohler Sustainable Design - Built Green - Hillside Home
 
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On a steep lot that was initially considered to be unbuildable, a dedicated team of design professionals produced the first LEED-certified-Platinum home in Marin County, California. Nice trick. But how did they do it? http://www.us.kohler.com/built-green/index.jsp Like good magicians, the team took care to keep the backstage machinery well out of the spotlight. As builder Michael McDonald says, "We try to make the sustainability aspect of it disappear." That artfully hidden green technology includes in-floor hydronic heating, a solar array that provides 60% of the home's electricity, LED lighting, cabinetry and floors made from sustainably harvested woods -even the roof is made of recycled metals. Take a revealing look behind the scenes at a home that stands at the very apex of sustainable design.
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Off Grid Renewable Energy Solar Wind Setup PLANS
 
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http://www.EnergyBrainiac.com - Off Grid Renewable Energy Solar Wind Setup PLANS We have 2 Evergreen Solar panels 180 watts each, Tristar 60Amp Controller, 2, 400 watt Air-x wind generators, about 8 marine deep cycle batteries from walmart now. A 250A DC breakerbox from Midnight Solar, Xantrex DR-2412 2400Watt Inverter, and a Reliance transfer switch. So far the system has cost about $6,000 with everything overbuilt to be upgradeable with more solar panels as soon as we get some more funding! More videos soon lots has changed since winter has set in. Off Grid Renewable Energy Solar Wind Setup PLANS advantages alternative benefits bill build cell cells cheap conservation cost costs diy earth earth4energy earthenergy efficiency efficient electric electricity eliminate energy environment free fuel generate generator global green grid heat heater help home homemade house how instructions kits live make manufacturer market money natural panel panels plant power renewable residential resources review save scam sell solar sun system technology transformers turbine turbines wind windmills work
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