- Interior Design
- Self- Sustained home designs
- Electricity ( solar panels)
- Water & waste management
- Aqua-phonic system
Scope of work : Concept designs
Location : Australia
More than four decades ago, a lone architect had what must have seemed at the time like an impossible dream: to build a new kind of residence that would be in complete harmony with the planet. This home would be made with recycled and sustainable materials. It would rely on clean energy and renewable resources to supply its inhabitants with the most basic and essential of needs. It would be designed to be affordable and utilize construction techniques that are so simple that anyone could build it.
Electricity ( Solar Panels)
Moving away from coal and natural gas toward renewable and clean energy sources is becoming more and more accessible, as technological innovations and falling prices continue to make small-scale, off-grid setups practical and affordable. `
Once the racking and mounting system is on your roof, the solar panels and converters can be quickly installed. The inverter(s) are then tied into the grid through a dedicated breaker in your main service panel.
WHY GO SOLAR?
CONTROL ENERGY COSTS – With solar you can secure predictable electricity costs for years to come.
SAVE MONEY – In most states, solar costs less than energy from the utility, so you can save on your bill.
HELP THE ENVIRONMENT – Solar creates 91% less CO2 pollution than natural gas and 96% less CO2 than coal.
ENERGY INDEPENDENCE – Clean solar energy provides us with an unlimited, reliable source of energy.
Water & waste management
Rainwater harvesting offers an independent solution to regional water shortages by collecting precipitation – including snow – on a catchment surface, like a roof. From there, water is gravity-fed into a cistern, then channeled into a pump system (for water pressure) and filtered (for potability). Solar water heaters can be installed to take care of most, if not all, of your hot water needs; a backup natural gas or bio-diesel on-demand water heater may also be used as a supplement.
Now here’s where things get really Eco-friendly: after the potable water is used for showering, laundry, cleaning, and so on, it is collected and recycled three more times. This “grey water” is generally composed of bits of food, soap residue, cleaning products, dirt, grease, and hair. Large particles are filtered out before it is routed to the greenhouse (more on that below) where it provides irrigation and nutrients to edible plants. The garden soil and plant root systems naturally clean and filter the grey water, and once this is accomplished, the water is again collected to supply transparent, smell-free water to flushing toilets. Lastly, the flush water from toilets, referred to as “black water”, is contained and treated in a solar septic tank. Black water can be funneled to a drain field or used for outdoor irrigation for non-edible plants.
System to produce your own food in a sustainable and completely natural system. The fundamental element is the bacteria which converts fish waste into a usable food source for plants. The plants filter the water and return it fresh and clean to the fish.