A CONTAINER HOME MADE FOR US ECO HOMES
PRESENTED BY ROSE THOMPSON
There are so many new ways yo make a home, one of the most popular ways to make a home is from containers. When it comes to building a home from a shipping container there are many things you must consider. You've probably searched various websites for guidance however many of the other Online guides miss out several very important steps.
You see, safety is a huge factor when building a container home. I mean, you're probably going to have friends and family living in your container at some point!
Afford-ability. Building a home from a container is extremely cost effective. If you've already searched into the cost of new or second hand container you obviously know what Im talking about.
Design. You can easy and cheap decorate a shipping container to create a modern sleek look.
Strength. Shipping containers are build extremely strong with few weak points making them a great starting point.
Time. Cause the most of homes are already built, then you can have a complete home built in short time.
Unique. Even container homes are rising up now, they are still unique and will highlighting from every other home.
Ecology. By recycling an old container and using it to build with is a great green idea and many other people will see the important example you're setting.
Sometimes we all need a little inspiration when it comes to our latest building, renovation, design projects or just a little help finding your custom style. Luckily, if you consider yourself needing a push, there are huge amounts of online resources available, and literally millions of architecture.
The millennium has embraced an ecologically friendly approach to architectural design. This topic has become necessary in order to survive to both changing weather and political climates same as population.
The world of bussiness have notice their responsibility in minimizing the impact of our carbon footprint. This has created a synergetic relationship with sustainable models and uses of energy. So much more, such designs are showing that look is not just skin-deep; it can also serve as a personal statement to.
Nowadays buildings are not made of just simple glass, concrete and stone, as Talking Heads frontman David Byrne once told. You don’t have to rely on lumberyards and cement mills. Professional architecs are including more unusual uses for materials. By incorporated now are organic materials like straw bale, recycled wood, tin and old shipping containers. leaving to side from relying on such green ideas, new state of the art building materials also incorporate technology to store thermal energy.
One eco building next to many conventional structures in a metropolitan area is encouraging progress; however, nowadays, there has been a push toward extending green infrastructure to entire public areas. Students in architectural CAD courses should always look toward future trends that will be usefull for many communities, be it with automated buildings, green roofs or climate-customized designs.
Let's picture a small community of homes clustered around a central green with allotments in the corner.
The little group of nine flats is part of a revolution in the way population in Britain are going on to live their lives. Pressure on taxes, bills and the rise of the single household particularly, as well as concern for the environment, is creating a huge increase in “co-housing” – groups of homes that pool resources to lower overall mainteniance prices. Shared areas can include outdoor space, an entertainment area, guest accommodation, district heating systems and laundry rooms.
While people who like “alternative” ways of living Most like the containers, it is an eco-nomic alternative and world friendly.
Sustainable buildings, smart buildings… IMAGINE TOMORROW’S BUILDINGS TODAY The construction sector currently accounts for nearly one quarter of France’s greenhouse gas emissions. Just for having a sustainable future granted for our children, France’s per capita emissions must be shared by 4. The construction sector has significant room for maneuver as it is now possible to design buildings which produce more energy that they use, for a general cost almost equal to that of a traditional building: this is the challenge of sustainable buildings.
A sustainable building is a building whose design or renovation process is the object of an approach based on the eco-design approach: usage definition, validation and consultation by stakeholders, design by introducing environmental thinking, continuous improvement. A sustainable building is therefore:
In terms of energy: significant reduction in heating and cooling requirements, energy gain optimization, power consumption limitation (lighting and ventilation management, efficient equipment).
In terms of upkeep-maintenance: choice of materials, equipment and implementation requiring limited upkeep, facilitating maintenance and promoting long life for the entire site. In terms of overall cost: take into account direct and indirect costs, the increase in energy costs as well as the impact on health and the environment. Only 20% of the overall cost of a building relates to construction, 80% is due to its operation (maintenance and consumption).
By combine the building into its environment: bioclimatic architecture, taking into account architectural issues, stormwater management, improvement in cycle paths, consideration of site characteristics and mother nature dissasters (specific risks, meteorology).
By reducing CO2 emissions and the impact on the planet: choice of low embodied energy construction materials derived from natural and renewable resources, rainwater recovery, production of renewable energy. By reducing the nuisances of the construction site and activity: discharge limitation (dust, wastewater, etc.), noise abatement, waste sorting and recovery.
With controlled solar supply in the summer and passive cooling: Canadian wells, natural ventilation, night cooling. Optimization via dynamic thermal simulation. With controlled natural light and pleasant views: natural light analysis in the rooms and anti- dazzle treatment.
With a healthy and pure environment: choice of construction materials with a low impact on healt, eco maintenance methods, improvement in air and water quality.
A green building is created to reduce the general impact of the built-up environment on peoples health and the natural environment, through:
• The good use of energy, water and other natural resources.
• Protecting health and improving employee productivity.
• Reducing waste, pollution, harm and all the factors who can destroy the environment.
There remains a great deal of effort to make in promoting eco-construction and renovation with our populations. Today the most people recognise the expression Green Building and most consider it with a positive topic. Among those who note the eco-construction under a positive light, many are ignorant of the specific nature of such practices. Most of the people ignore what distinguishes them from normal construction methods, how they are integrated into residential construction and what the selection of ecological options implies for companies and acquirers.
Therefore within the population there is a lack of information, combined with the circulation of several misconceptions. However, most people associated a particular style with eco- construction, something modern and contemporary, with the addition of rare systems such as solar panels and water heaters, geothermal systems or green roofs.
Promotional communication should accentuate the fact that it is possible to build a high-performance eco-home which neverthless has traditional aesthetics. Therefore, subtle or even invisible measures, like low-emission windows, much better quality ventilation ducts and suitable insulation make a huge contribution to the energy efficiency of a home without changing its physical aspect or rendering the construction process overly complicated. For optimum operation, ecological methods and technologies must be integrated into a coherent design. The expectations of today’s owners and occupants in terms of maintenance, operation and comfort are very high, which results in corresponding technological and energy costs. An important vector for promoting ecological construction is construction regulations.
PRESENTED BY ROSE THOMPSON A CONTAINER HOME MADE FOR US
Publication Date: 11-15-2017
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