A house within a house in Slovakia unfolds in layers

The main living quarters and auxiliary functions are organized in two layers in this house in Slovakia. Architecture firm Plural designed the building as a house-within-a-house with two separate garden areas with different functions.

The building is located in Bernolákovo, a village and municipality in Western Slovakia. Sitting on a site surrounded by detached houses and garden plots, the house is set back from the street and provides a high level of privacy to its owners.

Related: Modern…

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Solar / Energy Tour Saturday!!!

American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour:  October 1, 2016  10:00 – 4:00

Sites open are according to zip codes:

01230

David Allard

allard@bcn.net

Allard Engineering

61 Blue Hill Road, Great Barrington, MA

Solar heated dome home and collector array under construction.

12019

Dick Carusone

12 Lakeshore Avenue, Ballston Lake, NY 12019

(how it’s listed in Google Maps)

cshanadick@gmail.com

518-982-1380 home

518-339-0859 cell

Geothermal:

Aztech Geothermal

ClimateMaster 3 ton dual stage – Horizontal closed loop – linears.

  • Heat Recovery Ventilator as central bathroom fans on timers.

Solar PV:

Hollitronics Energy Solutions, by John Verba

10.8 kW ground mount

Solar Thermal Domestic Hot Water:

Radiant Store,  3 panels roof mounted

  • Solar thermal is tied to the geothermal ground loop – hybrid system.

12065

Name: Paul and Joanne Coons

4 Balsam Way, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Email: coonjoan@gmail.com

Technology(s) that are displayed:

PV, ground source heat pump, EV(electric vehicle) Solar Thermal, LED lighting, zero scape landscaping, electric tractor, snowblower, lawnmower, grill  Net Zero home

12072

Sarah Johnson, Dave Smalley

591 Lansing Rd, Fultonville, NY 12072

dlsmalley@frontiernet.net

Off grid passive solar home, 2kW PV, 1.2 kW Bergey windmill

12148

Vischer Ferry General Store

coonjoan@gmail.com

357 Riverview Rd, Rexford, NY 12148

Ground Source Heat Pump ($75.mo heating cooling expense for 4000 sqft, energy star building, LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, dense pack cellulose, GEospring heat pump water heaters, water sense water fixtures.

Name: Town of Clifton Park, Transfer Station Landfill Cap
Location of Project: 217 Vischer Ferry Road, Rexford NY 12148

Email: dbull@cliftonpark.org

Technology: 1.1 Megawatt Solar Field
Etc.: We will not have someone on premise but we will have flyers available for people interested in learning about the project as you enter the Transfer Station which will be open.

12118

Halfmoon Roofless Solar

205 Cary Rd. Mechanicville, NY 12118

crystal.morgan@easycleanenergy.com

mark@veteransolarsystems.com

Community Solar

12166

Bella Terra Farm: Joan Madonna & Paul Varco

418 Lynk Street, Sprakers, New York 12166

bellaterrafarmny@gmail.com
Working Farm, 9kW Solar array, Jacobs 1500Kw windmill(110 ft tower)  grid tied

12180

David & Harriet Borton

bortond@susensys.hudmo.org

Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc. (and Solar Sal 44, commercial “T” boat)

7 Hilltop Road, Troy, NY (Brunswick)

Efficient, Practical, Solar Electric Boat – Sol 25 foot launch

Efficient, Practical, Electric Car – Volt

History: 35 year old passive solar house with various PV systems

12189

Name: Stonehenge Associates

Location of Project: 27 Cohoes Rd., Watervliet, NY, 12189

E-mail: apakatar@stonehenge-associates.com   CC: bea@stonehenge-associates.com

  • ZETEC (ZERO Energy Training and Education Center).
  • BPI GoldStar Instructor-led, providing hands-on instruction & a test center.

12306

Name: David Bruns – netZero Village Apartments

Location of Project 994 Burdeck St., Schenectady, NY 12306

E-mail: brunsrealty@yahoo.com

Technology(s) that will be displayed:  Netzero Community, Energy Efficient Buildings, Passive Solar Design, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Hot Water, Air-Air Heat Pumps, Electric Vehicles

12309

Richard & Heide Westergard

2766 Rosendale Rd, Niskayuna, NY

Email: dick.westergard@gmail.com

Technology(s) that are displayed:

-gas flow through water heater for main house (installed in 2013)

– high efficiency gas furnace (installed in 2012)

– 4.5 KW solar PV system (Installed in 2011)

– Added flat roof insulation (installed in 2008)

– electric flow through water heater in back bathroom (Installed in 2006)

– insulated roll down shutters (installed in 2003)

– Passive solar wall (built in by architect in the 1960s)

12833

Greg Cooper

adkmetal@yahoo.com

Biomass Heat, Woodchip Boiler, home installation

Please e-mail Greg to set up an appointment

12834

Jacki Chamberlain, Project Manager

Under the Sun Building and Remodeling, LLC

62 Brophy Road

Greenwich, NY 12834-3225

underthesunhomes@gmail.com

518.791.5353

underthesunbuildgreen.com

TECHNOLOGY TO BE DISPLAYED :

ZERO ENERGY HOME , COMPLETED NOV 2015

CERTIFIED ENERGY STARF DOE ZERO ENERGY

EPA INDOOR air PLUS § WATER SENSE

– PASSIVE SOLAR

– 8.10 kW GRID – TIED SOLAR ARRAY

– 10090 LED LIGHTING

– HIGH EFFICIENCY DUCTLESS MINI SPLITS FOR

HEAT 4 d

– HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATORS ‘( WNGSOFTHEHOOSE ‘D

– HYBRID AIR SOURCE HOT WATER HEATER

– NATIVE PLANTS LANDSCAPING ( IN PROGRESS )

XERISCAPING

12835

Name:  Adirondack Alternate Energy- Bruce R. Brownell

Location of Project:  842 North Shore Rd., Hadley, NY   4.5 miles North of the Edinburg 4 corners (Fullers Store) on the right.

Email:  aaeinc@frontiernet.net

Technology(s) that will be displayed:

This is a home construction site, House # 378, 5 weeks old.  Will feature air integrated heavy mass system (Heat Energy Battery), All Weather Wood Foundation(AWWF)- replacing traditional concrete walls, 2-2” layers of foam insulation system and display and description of passive solar design.

For more locations see http://www.ases.org/solar-tour/

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.net/2016/09/30/solar-energy-tour-saturday/
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Bags made from movie film make recycling fashionable

Messie Design gets its name from “messie syndrome,” a reference to a compulsive refusal to throw items away. Turning the often distressing term on its head, their designs showcase how seemingly useless rubbish can be up cycled into something useful. The line of messenger bags, purses, and clutches each feature the overlooked medium of film, recycled into usable totes.

Related: DIY: Learn how to make a beautiful braided rug from old fabric

Each piece is adorned with hand-woven strips…

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South Korean production facility makes medicine out of dandelions

This herbal medicine production center in South Korea is dedicated to making various potions and remedies for liver, kidney and stomach problems out of dandelions. The timber and concrete production center and retreat, designed by Archihood WXY, opens up to embrace the elements and allow visitors to reconnect with nature.

The Korean Dandelion Farm is located on the edge of a forest in Chungcheongbuk-do province in South Korea. It comprises a quiet retreat and a production facility for making remedies…

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Dystopian AR art installation shows how plants might adapt to rising global temperatures

Walk through the museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park and you will find yourself surrounded by both aquatic and terrestrial plant life straight out of a science fiction film. The scene is described by Thiel as featuring “plants [which] have mutated to cope with the increasing unpredictable and erratic climate swings.” As temperatures increase worldwide, Thiel’s research predicts that the native plants in the Seattle area will evolve to withstand climate change’s effects and develop into greenery…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/dystopian-ar-art-installation-shows-how-plants-might-adapt-to-rising-global-temperatures
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Solar-powered cylindrical treehouse in Mexico is made with sustainable bamboo

Related: 12 cocoon-shaped shelters connect visitors with nature in a Mexican biosphere reserve

+ Deture Culsign

+ Playa Viva

Images via Playa Viva and Deture Culsign

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Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s black moon

You’ve heard of a blood moon or a harvest moon, maybe even a supermoon. But what about a black moon? Tonight in the Western Hemisphere part of the world will experience a black moon…but they won’t be able to see much.

Related:

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