Towards Zero Energy Buildings
Who are we?
Alternative Energy Advisors to Architects
Roger Metcalfe : Solar Connect
Alastair Armstrong : AM Solar
Member Green Building Council of SA
Brand / Value system
Energy Efficient Building = Human
Health & Comfort = Financial Health =
all of which arises from
Relevant to SANS 204 and 10400 XA
“ I’d put my money on the sun and Solar Energy.
What a source of power !
I hope we don’t have to wait ‘til oil and coal run out
before we tackle that “
Thomas Edison 1847-1931
Architect : Artist & Engineer
Form = Aesthetics
Function = Technology
Integration of Form & Function
•Solar water heating
•Insulation (Passive Energy Management)
•Ventilation and optimum HVAC systems
•Radiant Barriers (Heat reflection)
•Gas (water & space heating/cooking)
Elements contributing to
Low Energy design
Bella Bella residential
10 of 42 homes
Solar Village - Freiburg, Germany
Large Scale Photo-Voltaic Installation
Entering new energy era
Need to break free from outdated paradigms
The sooner we start to think differently about energy management
the sooner we’ll reduce costs and stress levels
and increase our quality of life.
Alternative Energy Advisors
to Architects & Developers
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