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More-And-More-People-Are-Aware-Of-The-Need-To-Save248

  1. 1. More and more people are aware of the need to save resources by building eco friendly houses. In coolerclimates there are many eco friendly building methods that are becoming main stream.eco friendly furniture
  2. 2. Incorporating solar panels into the design of a house is one way ofcutting heating bills and reducing carbon emissions But whatconsiderations do you need to take into account when building aneco house in a tropical zone? Keeping the house cool, rather thanwarming it up, is one of the main considerations
  3. 3. Air conditioning is as expensive, if not more so, to run than heatingand greatly increases a house's carbon foot print An architectwith knowledge of airflows can design a house that takes fulladvantage of natural breezes to keep the house cool and uses lightand shaded areas to full advantage
  4. 4. The late, great architect Laurie Baker enshrined a set of principleswhich included the advise to "study and know local materials" andknow how they perform and where to find workmen that understandtheir use
  5. 5. He also advised - "don't rob natural resources" - they shouldnot be used extravagantly or unnecessarily
  6. 6. One of his main eco principles was the need to "study and knowenergy" used both in the transportation and the manufacture ofmaterials and the need to reduce this wherever possible
  7. 7. You are also advised to "get your conscience out of the deepfreeze" when designing and building
  8. 8. If you have decided to build an eco friendly house in a tropicalclimate, you will want to find a set of house plans that conform to theprinciples of this revered architect
  9. 9. As the cost of land is generally high, you will also want to find a setof plans that maximize the use of the space available to give you alight, airy, naturally cool and easy to run home
  10. 10. eco friendly furniture
  11. 11. eco friendly furniture

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