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Request Hemp-mortar Suppliers & Tool Sources, Methods

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Finding sources online is one thing, asking for project experience is what I'd like to get, this for USA east of Seattle 1-hour for shipping, assume most sources still in Canada & per container…Continue

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Applied Passive-solar Structural Design

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bradbury Apr 2, 2012. 48 Replies

Passive-solar has been known to work well but certain things about our architecture fail the thermodynamic efficiency test and there are reasons why.First is heat-transfer through conduction, the…Continue

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Residential scale wastewater purification using biomass to extract excess nutrients, autonomous architecture leveraging thermal-mass + insulation in wall systems, solar-thermal collection & storage of thermal needs hot&cold.
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Applied Passive-solar Structural Design

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Passive-solar has been known to work well but certain things about our architecture fail the thermodynamic efficiency test and there are reasons why.

First is heat-transfer through conduction, the wood, drywall, sheathing all having rather high heat-transfer coefficients. Next is convection from a heat-riser which takes the warmth of the floor and moves it to the ceiling.

Until these are dealt with they cost a lot of energy, if one is trying to not require external heating for…

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At 11:28pm on March 2, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Tom,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Great start...thanks for adding all the great photos and comments. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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