Houses with solar features rise in popularity

 · 3. Method Homes. Announced during last year’s Modernism week in Palm Springs, California, Method Homes’ new Paradigm prefab home promises net-zero water and energy use through an extensive array of strategies, from airtight construction and high-efficiency heating and cooling to passive solar. There are three Paradigm models, ranging from a studio at 656 square feet to a roomy.

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Float House. During a flood, the foundation of the house acts as a raft, rising with the water. The FLOAT House has the ability to rise up to 12 feet on guide posts, which are secured via two concrete pile caps that extend 45 feet into the earth for added stability.

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Building Characteristics. The highest arc is the sun’s path on the summer solstice, while the lowest arc is the sun’s path on the winter solstice. Passive solar homes typically have windows on the south side of the building. They have an overhang to block the high summer sun, while allowing the low winter sun to enter and warm the house.

According to a Zillow Group analysis, homes with solar-energy systems. With the cost of energy rising, many homeowners have installed solar panels.. Eco- friendly is a popular buzz-word in today's real estate world, and.

How a Passive Solar Home Design Works. Thermal mass in a passive solar home — commonly concrete, brick, stone, and tile — absorbs heat from sunlight during the heating season and absorbs heat from warm air in the house during the cooling season. Other thermal mass materials such as water and phase change products are more efficient at storing heat,

Mrida, Yucatn – Just three years ago it was fairly rare to find residential houses or businesses with solar panels. But their use has grown exponentially, driven by a number of factors. Millet Surez has no doubt that solar energy will become increasingly common in Mrida and other municipalities in Yucatn as long as CFE rates are high and people care about the environment.

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