What is sustainable building? If you could build a home that produced all it’s own electricity, was heated by the sun and stayed cool in the summer passively why would you build any other way? 261 more words
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Earthship’s do not use traditional heating and cooling methods, instead they use passive thermal heating and cooling systems to maintain a comfortable inside temperature.
The thermal mass of the earth and tyre walls is used to store both hot and cold temperatures – much the same as a rock can be heated up by the sun during the day and then releases it’s heat during the night. 133 more words