Sustainable architecture is architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Sustainable architecture uses a conscious approach to energy and ecological conservation in the design of the built environment.
The idea of sustainability, or ecological design, is to ensure that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generations.
A three year study has determined that using venting and fogging fans is a far superior way to control the temperature and humidity of a greenhouse as opposed to using the standard evaporative cooling wall. The benefits to using this system are many. Primarily less electricity and water are used in the process of cooling the space. Additionally more consistent temperatures throughout the greenhouse are maintained and there is huge redundancy built into the system.
If something goes wrong with your evaporative cooling wall, the whole greenhouse is in danger. If a single fogging fan fails you still have many others that can simply be run a bit longer and keep your plants healthy until a replacement fan can be installed.
Deb Delman and Kol Peterson love tiny homes: she’s spent the past couple decades living in a converted garage, a yurt, a tiny unelectrified cabin; he studied urban planning and is a “really big advocate of ADUs [accessory dwelling units AKA granny cottages, in-law suites]”; and the couple now live together in a self-built ADU. I hope this idea presented by Fair Companies spreads far and wide.
Ted Clifton has been building highly efficient homes for 24 years. This informative video briefly addresses each of the twelve steps it takes to build low energy home. These ideas are scalable which allows builders to apply these technologies into homes of all sizes.