ENERGY USE & EFFICIENCY

The novel combination of energy collection, generation, preservation and distribution systems in this home design are listed below.  Just as the systems are effective in providing an efficient and cost effective means of heating and cooling the home there is also an attendant benefit more subtle but also important: interior thermal comfort.  What we experience and feel relating to thermal comfort in a home is related to the influence of both the air temperature and the temperature of surfaces in the room we occupy.  Maintaining a balance between the room temperature and the temperature of exterior walls can create a more comfortable space.  Anyone seated in a heated space next to a large glass window in cold weather has experienced the effect of reduced thermal comfort due to radiant heat energy being lost from their body.  

 

In standard home design without continuous exterior wall insulation, drywall on exterior walls becomes colder than the room air temperature due to lack of a thermal break to the exterior siding.  The effect is reduction of perceived thermal comfort of occupants, requiring a higher thermostat setting for air temperature.

In this home exterior and interior wall drywall panels take on the room temperature and overall thermal comfort is improved.  Seven subpages are included in this website section to describe the energy systems and inform a prospective buyer of the design principles employed:

 

  • HVAC System Design Overview and Description

  • Passive Solar Assisted Heating

  • Geothermal HVAC System

  • High Efficiency Masonry Heater

  • Continuous Air Destratification & Filtration

  • Continuous Wall Insulation

  • Total Envelope Insulation

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