Earthship Frederic P. Miller

ISBN: 9786130678739

Published: April 23rd 2010

Paperback

128 pages


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Earthship  by  Frederic P.  Miller

Earthship by Frederic P. Miller
April 23rd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9786130678739 | 9.16 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An Earthship is a type of passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials. Designed and marketed by EarthshipMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

An Earthship is a type of passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials. Designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico, the homes are primarily constructed to work autonomously and are generally made of earth-filled tires, utilising thermal mass construction to naturally regulate indoor temperature.

They also usually have their own special natural ventilation system. Earthships are generally Off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. Earthships are built to utilize the available local resources, especially energy from the sun. For example, windows on the sunny side admit light and heat, and the buildings are often horseshoe-shaped to maximize natural light and solar-gain during winter months. Likewise, the thick, dense outer walls provide effective insulation against summer heat. Internal, non-load-bearing walls are often made of a honeycomb of recycled cans joined by concrete and are referred to as tin can walls.

These walls are usually thickly plastered with stucco. The roof of an Earthship is heavily insulated - often with earth or adobe - for added energy efficiency.



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