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Humanities eco house

  1. 1. HumanitiesEco-friendlyHouseHariz Abu Hasan, 8N
  2. 2. Introduction An environmentally friendly house, by definition is a house that does not or does minimal damage to the environment. The house has to be built according to the climate. For example, if it’s a hot climate, you have to consider sunlight and ventilation. It uses recyclable or renewable resources, such as wood. It uses renewable energy sources, like solar panels, and uses minimal resources such as water or electricity.
  3. 3. Orientation and Layout  The house is rectangular, with minimum wall exposure to the east and west where there is maximum sun exposure. I placed minimum windows on east and west. NorthWest East South
  4. 4. Orientation and Layout I placed large openings on North and South to allow cross ventilation. I used large roof overhang to shade the windows. Finally, I placed verandahs (small porches) on the East and West sides to provide shade.
  5. 5. Landscaping I planted grass around my house. Grass can reduce the temperature of the ground. I avoided concrete surfaces because it will heat up when exposed to sunlight. I planted large trees around my house for shading, to produce oxygen and to reduce harmful emissions. I chose the Flame of the Forest, because it is a fairly large tree. It has a considerable amount of leaves and flowers, providing extra shade
  6. 6. Materials Although wood might be a suitable building material for this climate, however I chose brick due to fire safety. I used sustainable and recyclable materials for the interior. The furniture and doors are made of wood from old reused furniture. For the flooring, I used marble and ceramic tiles because they are cooling materials.
  7. 7. Energy For energy, I used solar panels. These can be used to generate electricity, which can be used or sold to the power grid. I placed the solar panels on the east and west sides of my house, on the roof to capture maximum sunlight. It can also heat water, efficiently replacing a water heater, which saves money and energy.
  8. 8. Insulation and Roof The roof is insulated. The roof is quite high, since hot air rises, this reduces the indoor temperatures. Finally, there are air turbines on the roof. These allow hot air to be released outside, cooling the house. Here are small diagrams of a wind turbine. I also double-glazed the windows. Double glazing is when you put two layers of glass, acting as insulation.
  9. 9. Lighting and Appliances In my house, I used LED lights instead of traditional light bulbs. LED lights use less energy and give off less heat but are slightly dimmer.
  10. 10. Water For water supply I use rainwater. There is a pipe on the roof that gathers rainwater, and then sends it to a tank. This can be used to water the plants. I also dug a well with a hand pump.. This allows me to use water gathered in the well in case of drought.
  11. 11. Thanks for Watching!