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Couple Builds Energy Efficient Passive Solar Home - Green Building
 
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In this video we meet Casey & Natasha, a conscious couple who built a passive solar home near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to orienting their house to face south, they installed overhangs that block the sun to keep it cool during summer months and allow the sun to enter and heat the house during winter months. They also installed a 10 kW solar system that sells clean electricity back to the grid through Ontario's MicroFIT Program and the revenue helps cover their own utility bills. The house was built to Passive House standards and is currently pending certification. You can learn more about Passive House here: http://www.passivehouse.ca/fundamentals/ The exterior walls of this house are 20" thick and are insulated using Roxul insulation which is made locally, better for the environment, can get wet, and has less flame retardants than traditional fiberglass insulation, which means cleaner air quality in the home. To maximize the energy efficiency of their home, they installed triple glazed windows, a drain water heat recovery system, an air source heat pump water heater, and a bioethanol fireplace. They also chose sustainable alternatives like concrete countertops instead of granite, and reclaimed pine flooring instead of using new wood. Last but not least, they designed their house to be completely fossil fuel-free which means that they don't use any fossil fuels to power or heat their home. Casey & Natasha are building a conscious group of companies to align their work life with their personal values. Their companies include The Conscious Builder, the Conscious Living podcast and the Conscious Store (coming soon!). http://cgreyconstruction.com http://caseyplusnatasha.com Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stay in Touch! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat Dubé of Exploring Alternatives.
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Ekhaya - an affordable informal housing solution: Johnny Anderton at TEDxCapeTown
 
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Johnny works to develop and disseminate simple, cost-effective ideas to improve the lives of those living in informal settlements. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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78. Net-Zero 101 - The secret of building super energy efficient net-zero homes
 
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Net-zero homes first appeared in 2007, but they are taking North America by storm. In part 1 of our Chasing Net-zero series we talk to net-zero pioneer Peter Amerongen about the amazing history of these super energy efficient solar-powered homes and Mike Turner about the secrets of building a net-zero home. http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/78-chasing-net-zero-net-zeo-101 Episode 78 Chasing Net Zero: Net Zero 101 - http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/78-chasing-net-zero-net-zeo-101
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Building Your Own Affordable and Energy-Efficient Home: Overview
 
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Sam Clark has been building affordable homes for decades. He is the author of Independent Builder: Designing & Building a House Your Own Way. In this video, Sam gives an overview of some design aspects to think about when building your own simple, affordable, energy-efficient home.
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Reframing Housing Development: Designing More Affordable Housing
 
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What can be done to reduce the cost of housing, particularly in the United States? To help answer this question, we will bring together a diverse mix of people involved with the design, development, financing, construction, and public oversight of housing for a half-day of presentations, discussions, and networking. The event, which will be open to practitioners, scholars, students and others, will be held on from 1-6:30 pm in Piper Auditorium at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. It will be followed by an informal reception. Designing More Affordable Housing Andrew Freear, Director of Auburn University’s Rural Studio; current Loeb Fellow who has been developing prototypes for building inexpensive homes in poor rural areas. Brian Phillips, Principal, ISA Architects, a firm based in Philadelphia and Cambridge whose portfolio includes 100K Houses and other efforts to produce small, well-designed, super-green residential units. Michael Thomas, Director of Business Development, Panoramic Interests, a San Francisco Bay Area development firm that is focused on building supportive housing for the homeless, housing for students, seniors, artists, and others. Moderator: Katie Swenson, VP, National Design Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., who directs Enterprise’s Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute and its Rose Architectural Fellowship program.
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12 Most Affordable Ways to Reduce the Cost of Building a New House on a Budget
 
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This video brings to you 12 Most Affordable Ways to Reduce the Cost of Building a New House on a Budget. Some of the most Affordable Ways to Reduce the Cost of Building a New House on a Budget include: 1. Find a Good Architect Allow me to draw the following analogy before I start; Most of us when we are sick, we visit the best doctor, or when we have a court case, we hire the best lawyer. But when it comes to building our dream house on the contrary we go for the cheap. A good architect will give you; • A Good Design – A good design builds a good house. • Efficient floor plan- Optimal room sizes without space wastage • Sustainable Design – Low running costs during occupancy • Good Finishes - Finishes carry the biggest cost of the house 2. Keep the Design Simple Most times in design, Less is always More. Keep the design simple but not simplistic. Too much zig and zag means more costs. Take off what you do not need and leave the essentials without compromising. A simple design entails: • Floor Plan – Square/Rectangular plans are cheaper to build than circular plans • Open plan living – Means less walling, more daylighting and sociable living environment. • Space Utilization – Use some spaces for multiple functions such as; Dining Cum Study • Roof Design- Complex roof design means more roofing materials leading to more costs. 3. Hire The Right Builder/Contractor This is the BIGGEST and most IMPORTANT decision for anyone planning to build their dream house. Hire a builder/contractor that will listen to you. This means he will build a house you want and not what he thinks you want. A good builder will guarantee you: • Minor Variations- A home build on Budget • No time overruns- A home build within the contract period • Good Workmanship- A home build without shortcuts • Experienced – Good connections with subcontractors 4. Bid out Your Cost Have quotations / bids from potential builders and compare their quotes. Remember cheaper is not necessarily the best. A good quote will tell you something about your potential builder; • A low Quote- Could mean Poor workmanship resulting future expensive repairs and maintenance • Optimal Quote- Could mean a builders discount and good connections with suppliers • A High Quote- Could mean too many subcontractors involved or building materials are subpar 6. Shop for Fixtures and Fittings Yourself The choice of house fittings is as subjective as the house owner. Therefore it makes economic sense for you to buy most of them yourself. Keep an eye for annual sale or discount at your local hardware. These may include: • Floor and Wall Tiles- Colours and Designs • Toilets , Wash Hand Basins, Kitchen Sinks • Inbuilt Ovens and Cooker • Kitchen and Dhobi/Laundry sinks • Flat Pack Kitchen Cabinets and Wardrobes 7. Smart material choices The choice of materials from the outset is key to managing costs of your building materials. The choices vary from: • Buying your materials yourself- Use Coupons, discounts or annual sale • Salvaging used materials- Recycled materials and Second hand fixtures • Choose a Forgiving Aesthetic- Low cost and Low maintenance 7. Small is Smarter. Keep it small. Just how much space for you need for your new house. For good Green credentials, building small is always better. • Scale Down- Get rid of stuff/space you do not need. • Climate- Design for the regional climate. Do you need a Basement/Garage in the tropics? • Space Utilization – Use some spaces for multiple functions such as; Dining Cum Study 8. Choose Your Friends Avoid peer pressure when building your house. Most people would be tempted to build what a friend has built, or Insist on the Architect designing for them a house like their friends. Since design is subjective, go with your gut feeling and pick what fits tour taste and preference as opposed to copy and paste. Unless your friends are contributing to your mortgage payment or construction loan, don’t fall to peer-pressure just because you want to feel like you fit-in. 9. Buy Stock Plans If you can’t afford an architect, architect designed stock plans like sheltermode.com offer an alternative affordable option. Most stock plans go for a fraction of the cost of professional fees and can be amended on site to suite the client’s needs with marginal costs. Don’t fall prey to plan books and articles in your local store or street vendor. Most of these books are outdated and lack any serious professional input in design and specific. Make sure to Like, Favorite and Share this video and Subscribe if you haven't do so already. https://sheltermode.com https://sheltermode.com/contact-us/ http://www.facebook.com/sheltermode https://twitter.com/sheltermode
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Tired of Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers, Baltimore Activists Offer Affordable Housing Solution
 
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A broad coalition of Baltimore housing advocacy groups are proposing a dedicated trust fund managed by community members to finance fixing vacant homes and building more affordable housing by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
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(102 m²) Is A One-Story Modern House Project In Brick Technology, Flat Roof, For A Family Of Four
 
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102 m² A One-Story Modern House Project In Brick Technology, Flat Roof, For A Family Of Four PROJECT DESCRIPTION Zx138 is a one-story house project in brick technology. Its modern, raw shape, flat roof and details in the form of a wooden façade cladding give it a peculiar look. Despite the limited dimensions of the house, the architects managed to find a place in a dedicated building for a family of four. Undoubtedly one of the biggest advantages is the terrace surrounding the whole house, stretching from three sides of the world. On it, pergolas in the form of terracotta decorative blinds. Thanks to this, lovers of solar baths can "chase the sun", from dawn to dusk, passing from one terrace to another. Exit outside leads from each room. Large glazing in the form of window-wallets perfectly illuminate the interior. 3 rooms, each of which is designed on a plan similar to a square, give the effect of a large set of their settings. The Zx138 D project is dedicated to people who like modern style and who want to build a MDM house. TECHNICAL DATA The usable / net area is 102.4 m² Building area 129.4 m² Cubage 286.63 m³ The usable area calculated in accordance with the minister's regulation of April 25, 2012 The height of the house is 4.4 m A depression angle of 3 ° The surface of the roof is 98 m²   Number of rooms 4   The type of house is brick HEATING INSTALLATION Solid fuel, recuperation in the project   Primary energy (Ep) 93.9 kWh / m² / year Final energy (Ek) 83.3 kWh / m² / year   In the design, the heating method is adapted to the room's capabilities. If it is not possible to use a heater / s, then we use underfloor heating. CONSTRUCTION COSTS Estimated calculation of PLN 218 574 Zx138_kosztorys_szacunkowy The price of the brick version is PLN 2,790 MATERIAL PROPOSALS WALL cellular concrete, ceramics, silicates Reinforced concrete floor Roofs bitumen tar GROUND FLOOR 102.4 m² Sleeping area 3.0 m² The 10.2 m² lounge 2.9 m² toilet Bathroom 6.9 m² Room 10.5 m² Room 14,2 m² Room 10.0 m² Living room + dining room 30.1 m² The kitchen is 8.5 m² Pom. hold. 6.0 m² MINIMUM LAND DIMENSIONS WIDTH 19.36 m LENGTH 20.86 m   DIMENSIONS OF THE FRONT FA EADE 11.36 m Learn more: https://slowniczek-pojec.html/ https://z500.pl/projekt/1154/Zx138,nowoczesny-parterowy-dom-jednorodzinny/dane-ogolne.html More Videos: #tinyhouse #tinyhouses #smallhouse #cottage #cabin #tiny #tinyhome ============================ #TinyHouseLover is a channel sharing homes under 500 sq ft. In the past few years, #tiny homes have surged in popularity. They're economical, environmentally friendly, and encourage people to live minimally.
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Tiny homes of the future | Lara Nobel | TEDxSouthBank
 
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Lara Nobel has always had a natural tendency to problem solve, so when she found herself at the bottom rung of one of the world’s least affordable housing markets, she immediately started brainstorming alternatives. In this talk Lara shares how she was able to innovate, creating one of the world's best tiny houses. Lara Nobel has always had a natural tendency to problem solve, so when she found herself at the bottom rung of one of the world’s least affordable housing markets, she immediately started brainstorming alternatives. With an optimism that’s grounded in tangible solutions, Lara has travelled the world studying urban design solutions in Berlin, micro-housing in Tokyo, and alternative housing in Portland. She’s now developing a new type of compact housing in Australia – one that’s driven by our needs rather than market expectations. Leading by example, she has co-founded a company to produce these affordable ‘tiny houses’. After completing a Masters in Architecture, Lara transitioned to an apprenticeship in carpentry to gain some hands-on experience that would aid her new venture. She is now near the end of this apprenticeship and last year won Apprentice of the Year. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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One UGLY TRUTH About Off Grid Solar Power
 
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Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/2tdla40 All of our solar power videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp1Rm233y0B8lH5r8UJsbVuckBwR7sa00 Our videos from the very beginning: http://bit.ly/PLFLdayone We’ve been living off grid with solar power for over a year now and while we are grateful to have the ability to turn sunshine into power, we want to share OUR reality of what having solar power has been like. This isn’t everyone’s experience, but it’s our experience since we’re trying to tip-toe into solar and trying to make do with what we have. All we really want to share is that with some systems, it’s a constant job to make sure things are running properly and when there’s a problem, it’s not always immediately obvious what the problem is. ENJOY THIS VIDEO? SUPPORT US WITHOUT PAYING A DIME! It takes us 40+ hours a week to document our journey on both our blog and our YouTube channel. If you enjoy watching our videos and want to help us to produce more of them, learn how you can help us without spending a dime! http://purelivingforlife.com/support/ GET SOCIAL Follow us as we build our off grid homestead 100% from scratch! We post a lot of stuff to both our blog and our other social media channels that don't make it to YouTube, so be sure to follow us there for the full scoop of what we're working on! Blog: http://purelivingforlife.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/purelivingforlife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purelivingforlife Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pureliving4life Twitter: https://twitter.com/pureliving4life EQUIPMENT USED TO PRODUCE OUR VIDEOS Camera #1: http://amzn.to/2iANBRA Camera #2: http://amzn.to/2aykTf8 55-250mm lens: http://amzn.to/2jFvGsJ 10-18 Wide Angle lens: http://amzn.to/2nq5m8I 50mm Fixed Zoom lens: http://amzn.to/2nq5m8I Compact Mic: http://amzn.to/2jFntVw Dead Cat for Mic: http://amzn.to/2jFlwbJ Lavalier Mic System: http://amzn.to/2itc6lH Drone: http://amzn.to/2hEPC2o Pro Tripod with Ball head: http://amzn.to/2mWXei0 Basic Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aShOL4 Compact Tripod: http://amzn.to/2jfXszD Gorilla Pod with Ball Head: http://amzn.to/2jFx8vb Action Cam #1: http://amzn.to/2jg2En3 Action Cam #2: http://amzn.to/2jfQzyi Action Cam mounts: http://amzn.to/2jguVcD Suction Cup mount #1: http://amzn.to/2n78b0Z Suction Cup mount #2: http://amzn.to/2mpmRoT Touch Screen Gloves: http://amzn.to/2jgpNFo Portable 4TB Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/2jfU0Vu SLR 64 GB HS SD Card: http://amzn.to/2mKezdF Drone 32 GB HS Micro SD Card: http://amzn.to/2npR9sb Action Cam 32 GB HS Micro SD Card: http://amzn.to/2npR9sb Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones: http://amzn.to/2mKavtQ Macbook Pro: http://amzn.to/2aCdGhy 27" Thunderbolt Retina Display: http://amzn.to/2mX3V3U Editing software: http://bit.ly/1oTH5av Royalty free music: http://bit.ly/24wbpbZ
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Buildings of the Future: Net Zero Energy  | David Shad | TEDxCSUSM
 
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Do you wish that you could be paid for the energy you use rather than having to pay for it? David Shad is an engineer and futurist who has a solution to the worldwide energy crisis we are experiencing due to exponential population growth. His idea replaces current energy producing means with sustainable and environmentally friendly methods which ensure sufficient energy to power the world today and for years to come. Find out how David plans to turn the biggest culprit of the energy crisis into our greatest asset and how you can do your part to save our planet.  ​Fueled by a combination of family history and great passion, David Shad grew up knowing he wanted to be a world-class solution provider. Driven by his desire, he graduated from the University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top engineering schools. But he didn’t stop there—David has become a LEED Accredited Professional, achieved certification of ASHRAE’s Building Energy Modeling Professional, obtained his Commissioning Authority certification, and passed the Mechanical Professional Engineering Exam at age 24 making him one of the youngest to do so in the country. David has always had the desire to make the world a better place through his innovative visions. He is an active leader in the building community and wants to propel society forward by challenging his fellow millennials, the future leaders of the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES: Green Affordable Housing
 
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National Building Museum January 6, 2009 Developer Jonathan F.P. Rose discusses his approach to affordable, environmentally-friendly urban housing. His firm's Highlands Garden Village—a walkable, transit-oriented development project located in Denver, Colorado, is featured in the exhibition Green Community.
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Wind Energy is Alberta’s Lowest Cost Electricity Source
 
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Wind energy in Alberta is today’s most affordable electricity generation technology.
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Approaches to Achieving Zero Net Energy for Multifamily Housing
 
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Webinar for Local Jurisdictions & Multifamily Stakeholders The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) invites city officials, multifamily building owners, facility managers and contractors to attend a free webinar which will showcase resources for reaching Zero Net Energy (ZNE) in the multifamily building sector from start to finish. Panelists will discuss the regulatory landscape and evolving ZNE definition, how to create a realistic ZNE capital improvement plan, which energy efficiency (EE) measures can be targeted first or phased in, as well as how the solar photovoltaic technology, in conjunction with the virtual net metering (VNEM) tariff, can provide a a pathway for reaching ZNE goals. We will also hear from an existing ZNE multifamily project in California as a case study. Speakers include members from: • New Buildings Institute (NBI) • Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) • Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) • Mutual Housing at Spring Lake This webinar is based on the ZNE Roadmap for Local Governments, a list of nine policy recommendations that local jurisdictions can implement to support and drive the market for ZNE buildings. The roadmap and webinar were produced by CSE and funded by the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership, which includes San Diego Gas & Electric, City of San Diego, County of San Diego, City of Chula Vista, San Diego Association of Governments and Port of San Diego.
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Pre-cast tech: Delivering 2BHK homes in 24 hours
 
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Your guide to buying your dream home, Property It's Hot checks out the latest technology trend in the industry. We visit a developing township in NCR where Pre-Cast technology is being used to deliver 2BHK homes in just 24 hours. Also covered on the show, smart tips to design your interiors on a small budget. And how to create a lush green terrace garden in your home. Watch full show: http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/the-property-show/pre-cast-tech-delivering-2bhk-homes-in-24-hours/368472?yt
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Number of "energy independent villages" increase
 
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It's not that difficult these days to find households using solar panels to harness the power of the sun for green energy. But how about an entire village that's eco friendly and energy independent? Kim Mok-yeon takes us to some self sufficient towns. Some 43 households live in this energy independent town. There are solar energy facilities installed on the roof of every house. Residents can save a lot of money as they use the energy created through these facilities at a cheaper price, and can even use the energy left the following month. ed: Devin "Before we installed it, we paid about 84 U.S. dollars a month. But now we pay less than 20, so we can save about 60 dollars a month." On top of the community hall, there is a larger Photovoltaic Power Generation System installed, which can create up to 3,000 kilowatts per hour. The town sells the energy obtained to the Korea Electric Power Corporation in return for more than 200 U.S. dollars which they use for the development of the village. "It's still difficult for residents to pay for the entire costs of the renewable energy facilities, so currently the respective provinces are paying for 90 percent of the expenses." The government is supporting the installation of such renewable energy facilities as it can help villages become energy independent and can also help in saving the environment. As of today, there are 10 towns that call themselves energy independent in the Gyeonggi-do province. The government plans to increase the number of these energy independent towns to 100 by 2030. Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Reimagining Roofs in Slums & Villages | Hasit Ganatra | TEDxDharavi
 
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Hasit is going to talk about the challenges of tin roofs in India and the implications in the long run. He shares his story of founding ReMaterials and presents the unique mod roof that his company has developed. Hasit Ganatra, an engineering graduate from the University of Southern California, leads ReMaterials. Hasit has worked with startups in the fields of rural solar electrification at Duron Energy, electric vehicles at S-Commute, and low-income housing at Worldhaus. There are millions of people living under tin roofs in India. These roofs not only cause several challenges unique to every season, they also result in several health issues. Hasit Ganantra through his company ReMaterials has been working relentlessly for the past 4 years to solve this crisis in our country. He along with his team mates have developed over 300 prototypes before arriving at a solution that is affordable and functional. Hasit wil talks about this unique solution and how it can transform lives of millions of families in India. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Power to the Poor: White House Supports Solar Energy for Low-Income Families - The Minute
 
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The White House has announced a new initiative to help low- and middle-income Americans adopt solar energy. Under the plan, the federal government will support increased access to solar energy in three ways, according to The Hill. The government will triple the capacity of solar and other renewable energy systems installed in federally subsidized housing by 2020. A loan program from the Department of Energy will make borrowing easier for homeowners to make solar improvements by building community solar systems, neighborhood solar farms instead of rooftop panels installed on individual home and businesses. And a national program to help renters get solar energy will be launched. In addition, the administration is setting up another program to train solar industry workers, with a focus on getting the poor into the renewable energy workplace. The overall effort will be underwritten by $520 million from charities, investors, states, and cities. Federal officials also announced 260 additional projects from the private sector and state and local governments to expand solar in low- and moderate-income communities. Read the release: http://bit.ly/1LX9DZL © 2015 | 3BL Media | All Rights Reserved
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Affordable seniors housing solutions in Atlantic Canada
 
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Mary Lou Keith wanted to stay in rural Shelburne, but there was no affordable seniors’ housing available in her small community in Nova Scotia. Thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers and a non-profit housing organization, Mary Lou now lives at Harbourside Landing, a 40-unit apartment building that meets the housing needs of local seniors. The building, which opened in March 2014, is owned by Atlantic Baptist Housing, a not-for-profit charitable corporation that builds affordable seniors’ housing in small communities throughout Atlantic Canada. A local committee worked with Atlantic Baptist Housing to create an alternative housing solution for Shelburne. Atlantic Baptist Housing used Seed Funding to engage an architect for preliminary designs and construction plans. This project received financial assistance from CMHC. Find out more about Seed Funding: http://cmhc.ca/en/inpr/afhoce/afhoce/afhoce_001.cfm
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Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda
 
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Jeremy McLeod shatters the Australian Dream with a new model on urban housing that is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. He challenges the status quo development model of meaningless apartments designed to investor specifications for maximum yield with little or no regard for people, community or the environment. The Nightingale model is an alternative that is easily replicated, benefits the community, the city and is designed for real life. View more talks at www.tedxstkilda.com, please share with your network if you think this is an ideas worth spreading. Produced by Geonewmedia. Founder and director of Breathe Architecture, Jeremy McLeod is an architect and activist with contagious enthusiasm for a sustainable and ethical future. Jeremy approaches the built environment from a holistically sustainable perspective, attempting to reconcile ecological and social design impacts within the current economic climate. Since establishing Breathe in 2001, Jeremy has cultivated his small practice into an efficacious tool for design, planning and policy. He has directed his team in the execution of award-winning projects that span domestic and commercial scopes. Jeremy consistently presents quality architecture with renewable materials, passive solutions and low embodied energy. These priorities both underpin and characterize his work that continues to stimulate the emergence of architectural trends. Breathe’s recent multiresidential work has gained national acclaim, earning both residential and sustainability awards. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Building Resilient Infrastructure
 
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America’s existing infrastructure hasn’t been built to deal with the natural disasters we’ll face this century. New and replacement infrastructure must be built to be resilient to future climate disruptions. While it may sound costly, the return to building resilient infrastructure will save more money in the long run. For more information, visit the PolicyEd page here: https://www.policyed.org/intellections/building-resilient-infrastructure/video Additional resources: Read “After The Storms Have Passed: Rebuilding With Climate Change In Mind” by Alice Hill, available here: https://bit.ly/2I1vPqZ Alice Hill and Craig Fugate discuss the water infrastructure of Washington DC and the importance of building resilient structures in “Proper Infrastructure Investments Must Account For Climate Change,” available here: https://bit.ly/2kIOFE3 Listen as Alice Hill shares her perspective on how government efforts to build resilience to catastrophic events can navigate a path forward in the context of divided public opinion, available here: https://bit.ly/2wu8nNS Listen as Alice Hill discusses whether changing weather patterns will change demographic maps and talks about factoring inequality into resilience planning for climate change at the local and international levels, available here: https://bit.ly/2lh5V7I In “An Overview Of ‘Resilience’ And Climate Change,” Alice Hill and William Kakenmaster discuss the importance behind the word “resilience” and why it’s useful for political leaders, available here: https://bit.ly/2K8c6m2 Read “We Should Plan Homes to Minimize The Threat of Wildfires” by Alice Hill and Jesse Keenan, available here: https://bit.ly/2xdj6IA Read the “Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves 2017 Interim Report: An Independent Study,” available here: https://bit.ly/2KPYZXV Listen as Alice Hill discusses how to prepare for and how to spend our money wisely before and after disasters, available here: https://bit.ly/2rCD4ef Visit https://www.policyed.org/ to learn more. - Subscribe to PolicyEd's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/PolicyEdSub - Follow PolicyEd on Twitter: http://bit.ly/PolicyEdTwit - Follow PolicyEd on Instagram: http://bit.ly/PolicyEdInsta
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2014 Zero Energy Challenge 2nd Place Home
 
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The Lehto family has a history of building energy-efficient homes in Connecticut. See how the younger Lehto won the Most Affordable home category and tied for the Lowest HERS Index without Renewables category with his father's zero energy home! Learn more about the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge at http://www.ctzeroenergychallenge.com/.
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Agbaje Reveals Plans For Low Cost Housing
 
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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, says he will focus on primary education, housing and transportation amongst other areas if elected in February's governorship election. Mr Agbaje told Channels Television on Tuesday that huge improvement was needed in the education sector, stressing that the Lagos State government had not paid enough emphasis on primary education which was most important in the education of every Nigerian. "We need to make Lagos work better. A lot of the education budget is spent on secondary and tertiary education. Lagos State has spent about three per cent on primary education and it is negligible. "Children don't have a good foundation. Because the primary level is not working, you have children in the private primary schools. "If you get the foundation right you will be spending less as you go up the ladder," he said. For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com
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Low cost housing using Cement Interlocking Bricks
 
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Low cost housing using Cement Interlocking Bricks
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Building Your Own Affordable and Energy-Efficient Home: Episode 1
 
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Sam Clark has been building affordable homes for decades. He is the author of Independent Builder: Designing & Building a House Your Own Way. In this video, Sam gives an overview of some design aspects to think about when building your own simple, affordable, energy-efficient home.
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Zero Energy Design® Home - Narrated 3-Minute Video Clip
 
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A beautiful home without any energy bills can be very inexpensive. Zero Energy Design® passive solar heating and cooling can eliminate the need for an expensive central heating or cooling system in most locations. A Zero Energy Design® home may optionally be energy independent "off-the-grid" with no connection to any power company. Zero Emissions - Never Burn Anything - No wood, coal, oil, natural gas, biofuels, or deadly nuclear energy. By Larry Hartweg ZEDmaster@ZeroEnergyDesign.com Also see our popular YouTube video: "ZED Floor Plan, Passive Solar Thermal Buffer Zone" and our many other related Zero Energy Design® materials.
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Chris Daggett on Affordable Housing
 
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TRENTON—Chris Daggett, independent candidate for Governor, today unveiled a comprehensive plan for overhauling New Jerseys affordable housing policies to prevent sprawl and to more closely align the goals with the objectives of the State Plan. In unveiling a detailed housing policy, Daggett said affordable housing needs to be located in centers and along transit corridors with ready access to jobs, transportation and recreation opportunities. The creation of affordable housing units should not conflict with other state policies, such as smart growth, open space preservation and infrastructure investment. "After 35 years, the landmark Mt. Laurel doctrine requiring municipalities to provide a fair share of affordable housing remains sound, but conditions are very different today," Daggett said. "It is time to develop affordable strategies that can be seamlessly woven into the fabric of State Plan policies and promote, rather than undermine, its goals." Too often, the states current affordable housing regulations are driven by false assumptions and fail to account for new population trends, he said. The state Council on Affordable Housing projects 52,000 new jobs will be created every year when, in fact, 65,700 jobs have been lost in New Jersey in the last five years, Daggett said. To ascertain the real housing needs, Daggett would convene a Housing Policy Task Force, comprised of all housing stakeholders, to gather facts and accurate, updated data on housing trends, foreclosures in New Jersey, and other information needed to address the needs of workforce housing. His plan would also mandate that once fair share housing obligations are met, a communitys zoning could not be overridden by court decisions. An appellate court decision regarding a case from Easthampton in Burlington County last month affirmed that affordable housing must be deemed an "inherently beneficial" use when local governmental bodies consider applications for zoning variances. The ruling has led many local and state officials to be concerned that such a ruling will lead to zoning being overturned to accommodate affordable housing even in COAH compliant communities. The housing policy recommends restoring Regional Contribution Agreements, a practice where towns satisfied their affordable housing obligations by paying other communities to build housing units, on the condition it results in new housing units in the host municipality. "These agreements can fuel urban reinvestment and allow opportunities for affordable housing to be built in mass transit served suburban communities," Daggett said. "RCAs for new units should be permitted statewide." The plan also proposes that government should take advantage of current declining housing values to increase the supply of affordable housing before the next housing market upswing. Such market-driven strategies could include conversions of single-family homes to two-family homes. Single family conversions make more efficient use of existing housing resources and public infrastructure. In addition, families who are in foreclosure prevention programs and in danger of losing their homes should be deemed exempt from COAHs affirmative marketing obligations, not forced to move out and participate in a lottery for their own homes, as is the case today, Daggett said. Finally, the plan recognizes the increasingly important role passenger rail will play in achieving smart growth goals. His plan proposes New Jersey invest in improving and expanding passenger rail service along existing commuter lines and reactivating lines that were discontinued during the time when the sprawl trend took hold.
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Medina Creative Housing Video Submission for Direct Energy Grant
 
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OUR MISSION The mission of Medina Creative Housing, Inc. is to promote the development and ongoing management of permanent, affordable housing and quality services for persons with disabilities living in Medina County. OUR ORGANIZATION We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to live in a home of their own, and individuals with disabilities are no different. OUR GOAL To assist individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to achieve independence, recognizing that each individual we serve requires different levels of training, support and security and responding to meet these needs. OUR HOMES AND SERVICES Our homes enable the individuals with disabilities in Medina County to live independently in an affordable, accessible and safe neighborhood while receiving necessary levels of support for health and safety. OUR VISION As we look into the future, we see more and more opportunities to continue to build hope, develop confidence and create freedom.
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How to build  a basic portable solar power system -camping,boating,off grid living-
 
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WARNING: This video is intended for information purposes only, working with electricity can be dangerous, If you are not qualified, please consult an electrician before attempting any tasks shown in this video. Useful info for those thinking about leaving their power bills behind. This detailed video shows how to build a basic solar powered set-up. Ideal for camping, boats, motor-homes, caravans or if scaled up can be used to power an energy efficient house. If you have any questions about the items used in this video, I'd be happy to answer.
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Building Sustainable Lives: Asking the Right Question Matters | Brennan Stark | TEDxYouth@Lancaster
 
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By asking the right questions, Brennan created Y Innovations, a nonprofit organization that uses natural building techniques to create affordable and environmentally-friendly housing for homeless and low-income citizens. Brennan Stark is a recent graduate of Archmere Academy in Wilmington, Delaware as well as the CEO of Y Innovations, a nonprofit organization that uses natural building techniques to create affordable and environmentally-friendly housing for homeless and low-income citizens in the Delaware area. Brennan has been featured in several publications for his work with Y Innovations, including most recently, USA TODAY. Brennan traveled to Denmark as part of the 2017 UNLEASH Innovation Lab to pitch his work in sustainable development to government officials and international investors. Brennan is also passionate about education and renewable energy and is currently working on a venture to promote and expand options for young people after graduating high school. Brennan enjoys reading, backpacking in the woods, and spending time with his family. Brennan plans to study Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovationwith a focus in computer science next fall at the University of Delaware. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program Introduction
 
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This video will introduce you to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program. You’ll learn about the value of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes and how partnering with ENERGY STAR gives homebuilders a market advantage.
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The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy | Amar Inamdar
 
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There's an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa -- off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true leapfrog moment, Amar Inamdar introduces us to proud owners of off-grid solar kits -- and explains how this technology has the opportunity to meet two extraordinary goals: energy access for all and a low-carbon future. "Every household a proud producer as well as consumer of energy," Inamdar says. "That's the democracy of energy." (Followed by a brief Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson) Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
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Power to the people
 
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A new independent energy supply company, the first in the UK operating on a non-profit distributing basis, plans to be selling heat and power to tenants in 200,000 homes across Scotland by 2020. Our Power Energy, a subsidiary of Our Power Community Benefit Society, has been founded by 35 member organisations including some of Scotland’s largest housing associations, and local authorities.
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Family of 7 Living Completely Off-Grid in Northern Canada!
 
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In this video, we meet Jeff, Rose, and their 5 girls who are living completely off grid on a 40-acre piece of land in Northern British Columbia, Canada. They built their own off-grid house for less than $25,000 with cedar posts sunk into the ground like a pole barn, log rafters, plywood, foam insulation, and a living roof. The house was so affordable to build because they didn't have to excavate or pour a concrete foundation, dig a well, or install a septic system. They have 2 solar power systems to power everything they need. The first solar system is just one solar panel that generates 12-Volt power for their lights, cell phones, and music player. The larger system is a 2.5 Kilowatt solar power system installed on their shop roof with a lithium ion battery bank that powers their full-sized fridge, a chest freezer, washing machine, as well as a mixer, blender and a toaster. They have a backup generator but they only have to use it for about 40 hours per year during prolonged cloudy or snowy periods. All of the water the family uses is rainwater collected from their shop roof and stored in a tank under the shop floor to keep it cool. They carry buckets of water into the house for cooking, dishes and showers. To produce clean drinking water, they filter their rainwater in a passive water filter called a Burkey (check them out here: http://www.berkeyfilters.com). The grey water from their kitchen sink and shower drains into a shallow grey water field in the backyard. They have 2 composting bucket toilets and they sprinkle sawdust into the buckets after each use to absorb moisture and prevent smells. For heat, they cut their own firewood for their Blaze King catalytic wood stove, and for their antique cookstove in the kitchen that they use for cooking and baking. Jeff and Rose homeschool their 5 girls for a few hours each day and also ensure that their kids are learning diverse life skills like growing their own food, caring for horses, raising bees, and more. We're very impressed with the clever solutions this family has come up with to make off-grid living seem so easy. If you want to learn more about this inspiring family and follow their journey, check out their Gridlessness project — they have a blog and a YouTube channel. Gridlessness YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClt1rDdFd-VUX8VXmWummSQ Gridlessness Blog: http://gridlessness.com Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------ Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat Dubé of Exploring Alternatives.
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EP - U.S. of Energy Solar Decathlon: Best Practices in Solar Housing for an Energy Independent World
 
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Subscribe to our channel for upcoming shows and environmental information. Studio Guests: Richard King, Director United States Department of Energy, Solar Decathlon Amy Gardner, AIA, LEED-AP, Associate Professor, Principal Investigator, University of Maryland David Daily, Solar Decathlon Student Team Leader, Undergraduate Student in Electrical Engineering and Nanotechnology, University of Maryland Scott Tjaden, Solar Decathlon Student Team Leader, Undergraduate Student in Environmental Science, University of Maryland William (Bill) Hutzel, Associate Professor, Purdue University (By Skype) Kevin Rodgers, Solar Decathlon Project Manager, Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University (By Skype) Lee Causey, Solar Decathlon, Controls Designer, Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University (By Skype) Guy Marriage, Director Building Science, School of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington (By Skype) Nick Officer, Solar Decathlon Communication Lead, Graduate Student in Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (By Skype) Ben Jagersma, Solar Decathlon Engineering Lead, Graduate Student in Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (By Skype) ======================================================== This program is about the United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. This award-winning program challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, contains unique advanced technologies, and attractive. This program features the top two winning teams from the University of Maryland and Purdue University of the United States with the third placed team from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. These teams were selected based upon the best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal alternative power production and maximum energy efficiency The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002. The competition has since occurred biennially in 2005, 2007, and 2009. The 2011 event took place at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., September 23rd through October 2nd, 2011. Open to the public free of charge over one million visitors toured the houses, gathered ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help reduce operating costs, while reducing the need for energy production and the releases of CO2 greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Solar Decathlons are demanding, rigorous competitions that serve as a unique training ground for participating university faculty members and both undergraduate and graduate students. Preparation for the Solar Decathlon requires two years of designing , analysis, and strategic planning. To foster a competitive spirit, teams are judged in ten contests, each worth 100 points. The team that earns the most combined points—balancing cost-effectiveness, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency—wins the competition. www.emerald-planet.orttp://tinyurl.com/6qphtxr (Facebook) http://twitter.com/#!/emeraldplanet1 (Twitter) http://tinyurl.com/7a2ru7f (Linkedin)
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green energy homes
 
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Watch and learn more about green energy here - http://moreinfohere.net/greenenergy ----------------------------------- Jun 19, - At ToolCrib we scour the internet to collect and organize free woodworking plans. We create a new woodworking plan collection every two Products. The edition of AEE Solar's annual Renewable Energy Design Guide & Catalog is now available to AEE Solar dealers. Learn More. DealerogIcon For 20 years, we've offered weekly workshops, taught by the best woodworkers of modern times. With classes in state Festool Essentials with Brian Sedgeley Let Eureka turn your love of woodworking into a successful business! You can work from home and spend time with your family, or set up a shop or warehouse Your source for laid back tutorials on DIY furniture builds, woodworking, home repair, tool reviews and even backyard chickens! Green Energy Design appears in: Home Builders & Developers, Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Solar Energy Contractors, Solar Energy Systems & Services, Types of Wood for Woodworking - For Dummies -- links to lots of basic tips for beginning woodworkers :) Feb 1, - Setting a price on home woodworking projects Everybody agrees that masterful woodcraft comes at a price, what what that price should be is Mar 16, - diy guides about : woodworking plans | woodworking ideas, Wooden design plans, wooden plans, pergola plans, gazebo plans, playhouse Jul 10, 2017 - Students learn how to use woodworking tools safely, effectively and (ultimately) independent of adult assistance. Class begins with a Imagine a home that is not merely energy efficient, but doesn't have a single energy bill in its mailbox Browse, search and watch Renewable Energy videos and more at abcnews. green energy homes what are net zero homes net zero homes cost affordable zero energy homes zero energy home design net zero homes for sale building a zero energy home zero energy home builders net zero housing definition #greenenergyhomes #whatarenetzerohomes #netzerohomescost #affordablezeroenergyhomes #zeroenergyhomedesign #netzerohomesforsale #buildingazeroenergyhome #zeroenergyhomebuilders #netzerohousingdefinition
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LIFE Webinar Series Presents Bringing the Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to Low
 
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Energy efficiency and renewable energy provide multiple benefits to low-income communities, including cost savings, job creation, improved air quality, and healthier homes. To highlight promising practices for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy options in low-income communities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a resource: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Low-Income Communities: a Guide to EPA Programs. This guide helps state and local staff connect with EPA initiatives that can assist them in expanding or developing their own energy efficiency and renewable energy in ways that benefit low-income communities. The guide can also be used by low-income community leaders and stakeholder groups to better understand the benefits of participating in EPA initiatives to help community members save energy costs, improve the health and safety of their homes, and protect the environment. In addition, the EPA is developing a series of case studies and program profiles to highlight effective efforts by state and local agencies, nonprofits, and utilities to bring energy efficiency and renewable energy to low-income communities. EPA selected programs for inclusion based on their demonstrated ability to achieve results through on-the-ground implementation and their potential to be scalable, replicable, and sustainable, and to highlight a diverse range of communities (geography, size) and types of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Join this webinar to learn more about these informational resources intended to help state and local energy, environmental, housing, and social services agencies, non-profits, and utilities understand successful models that they can use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by bringing energy efficiency and renewable energy to low-income communities. Presenter: Victoria Ludwig, State and Local Climate and Energy Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presented on December 12, 2016 as part of the Low-Income Forum on Energy Webinar Series: www.nyserda.ny.gov/LIFE-Webinar-Series
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STUNNING OFF PLAN DEVELOPMENT AVAILABLE FROM €299,000 EXCLUSIVE TO IDEAL HOMES PORTUGAL
 
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Luxury off plan Townhouses In Pera In line with the resurgence of the Portuguese Property Market and reflecting the dynamic energy and vision of Ideal Homes, we are proud to announce a unique opportunity to purchase these fabulous off plan 3 bed 2 bath townhouses featuring a communal swimming pool and private gardens. Centrally located in the heart of the typical Algarvian village of Pera, prices for the 6 properties start from just 299,000€. Ticking so many boxes we needed more pens, these luxurious beautiful properties combine the very best of modern comfort at an incredible and affordable price - Sleek, smooth and sexy they encapsulate futuristic architecture with traditional colonial style living. Complete with designer finishings, fully fitted kitchen and sunny balconies, the townhouses represent a 21st century energy efficient nest equally at ease as a wonderful family home or a truly outstanding holiday investment. Construction for the two large prestigious Villas will commence in September 2014 with the estimated build time for the 4 townhouse set within a completion date of 14 months. Totally exclusive to Ideal Homes, the townhouses mirror the dynamism associated with Portugal's biggest and best selling Real Estate Agent! Financing can be arranged through our bank protocols and independent mortgage advisors. Take the opportunity to utilise our specialised personal Inspection trip starting from just 149£ - a business trip with a difference, maximise the exciting fun element of discovering and purchasing your new home overseas. Our mission statement is to change your life for the better and put you on the road to enjoying a real quality life style - remember NOT to let life pass you by whilst your busy doing other things! Additional Information View this property and more viewing trip from £149 pp • Return flights for two adults from an airport of your choice direct to Portugal • Individual airport transfers on arrival and departure • Accommodation in a luxury hotel (minimum 4 stars), including breakfast • Free legal advice from an independent property lawyer • Free financial advice from an independent mortgage brokerage • Rental and property management presentation • Exclusive service; advice and guidance from one of our experienced Property Consultants You will be shown the different areas and visit as complete range of properties as possible that are both in your price range and ones that you have expressed an interest in viewing. Over the course of the trip when you make your decision on whether this is for you or not, we will explain all the details including total costs, annual costs, legal formalities, flight offers, furniture, letting potential, in fact everything for “YOUR NEW HOME OVERSEAS”. Contact Ideal homes Portugal www.idealhomesportugal.com Vila Sol Alto do Semino, Lote E, Lojas 1, 2 & 3 8125 – 307 Quarteira Portugal +351 289 512 537 +351 289 513 434 0800 133 7644 +351 918 111 285 +351 911 710 191 General info@idealhomesportugal.com After Sales Manager michelle@idealhomesportugal.com
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New Home Construction Process Tips
 
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New home construction is often something that people go into with hesitation. Here are a few new construction process tips to help in the new construction process. Many hear horror stories about backed up sewage, cracked foundations, and see scathing reviews on builder Facebook pages. Well, as you guessed there's many misconceptions, BUT I'm going to give you tips on how to navigate the new home construction process, so that it goes as smoothly as possible. Pre-planning Choose A Good Builder - Just like any business, you want to choose someone who's been in business for a long time, has a large presence, and has a great reputation (for the most part - there's always going to be a few haters). In my experience, builders that are "regional" tend to have the best warranties and customer service. They aren't so big that they've lost sight of there "vision" and are bloated, and they aren't so small that they don't have the resources to compete with smaller builders. Re-sale value- A new home appreciates just like any other real-estate asset. I would stay away from luxury homes, UNLESS you go into with the assumption that you can hang on to it if things gets rough. What steps can I take to make sure my home doesn't wind up like the horror stories? Make sure it has a good warranty and that you hire an independent home inspector. How much more expensive is a "custom" vs a production builder? With building a true custom home (picking out a lot, modifying floor plans, and building to taste) will be more expensive then a production build. Many regional builders will build on lots outside a subdivision. Most people go the production route because they're generally in better locations and have amenities. 2. Go on site Do I need to bring a realtor with me? It wouldn't hurt. Many times you can tell the quality of the builder by how well they work with realtors. I'd stay away from builders that will "incentivise" you to not work with a realtor. What can I do to negotiate the the best deal? The vast majority of times the builder won't want you to negotiate on price, but they do want to negotiate on things outside. This when homes 20-30 homes are being sold in a close space, gradual concessions will drag down the property values. Try to negotiate a fence, maybe a fridge, and or exotic granite tops. How do I actually purchase the house? You're going to sign a purchase agreement or what's called an "Offer to Purchase". In this document, it will outline the deposit, closing-date, and certain stipulations BOTH parties must abide by. If the offer to purchase is written in the builders favor, that may be a red flag. Process Watch out for the closing date - The build date can be postponed, so I'd come to terms with the closing date could be delayed. Make sure that a delay won't put you out on the street or living with mom & dad.
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Energy Efficient Design
 
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What does energy efficient design mean? We asked some of Australia's leading building designers how they are ignoring the 'business as usual' approach to push the boundaries. The Cross-Industry Skills Training Project is supported by funding from the COAG Energy Council National Energy Productivity Plan through a project managed by the Government of South Australia.
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Moving Aggressively To Renewable Energy | Bernie Sanders
 
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Now more than ever, we have got to move aggressively towards energy efficiency and sustainable energy. The Solutions Project (thesolutionsproject.org) is highlighting innovators around the country who are helping to do just that. But as environmental activist Josh Fox says, standing up to the fossil fuel industry and making your voices heard is also necessary in order to make real change happen. https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/videos/10155714090992908/ --------- ★ Join the political revolution at www.berniesanders.com  ★ Connect with Bernie: Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/berniesanders/ , https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/ Twitter → https://twitter.com/berniesanders Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/berniesanders/ Tumblr → http://berniesanders.tumblr.com/ Snapchat → bernie.sanders ★ About Bernie: Bernie Sanders is a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. He is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. Sanders previously served as mayor of Vermont’s largest city for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Jane and has four children and seven grandchildren. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents and grew up in a small, rent-controlled apartment. His father came to the United States from Poland at the age of 17 without much money or a formal education. While attending the University of Chicago, a 20-year-old Sanders led students in a multi-week sit-in to oppose segregation in off-campus housing owned by the university as a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) officer. In August of 1963, Sanders took an overnight bus as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech firsthand at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. After graduation, Bernie moved to Vermont where he worked as a carpenter and documentary filmmaker. In 1981, he was elected as mayor of Burlington as an Independent by a mere 10 votes, shocking the city’s political establishment by defeating a six-term, local machine mayor. In 1983, Bernie was re-elected by a 21 point margin with a record amount of voter turnout. Under his administration, the city made major strides in affordable housing, progressive taxation, environmental protection, child care, women’s rights, youth programs and the arts. In 1990, Sanders was elected to the House of Representatives as the first Independent in 40 years and joined the Democratic caucus. He was re-elected for eight terms, during which he voted against the deregulation of Wall Street, the Patriot Act, and the invasion of Iraq. In 2006, Sanders defeated the richest man in Vermont to win a seat in the U.S. Senate as an Independent. Known as a “practical and successful legislator,” Sanders served as chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs where he authored and passed the most significant veteran health care reform bill in recent history. While in the Senate, Sanders has fought tirelessly for working class Americans against the influence of big money in politics. In 2010, he gave an eight-and-a-half hour filibuster-like speech on the Senate floor in opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy. In 2015, the Democratic leadership tapped Bernie to serve as the caucus’ ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. Known for his consistency on the issues, Senator Sanders has supported the working class, women, communities of color, and the LGBT community throughout his career. He is an advocate for the environment, unions, and immigrants. He voted against Keystone XL, opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, wants to expand the Voting Rights Act, and pass the Equal Rights Amendment. To learn more about Bernie on the issues, click here: https://berniesanders.com/issues/
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What is Crony Capitalism?
 
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This election season there's a lot of talk about corruption, about politicians being "bought and sold", and about "crony capitalism". What do those terms mean? Why should we care? Is there a way to reduce corruption and restore our trust in government? Author Jay Cost, staff writer at The Weekly Standard, answers these questions and proposes a solution that every society could benefit from. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Crony capitalism. What is it? Why is it so bad? To answer these questions, let’s think about good, old-fashioned capitalism. It is premised on the free exchange of goods or services between independent agents. Let’s say I want to buy some cereal. Steve’s Grocery is selling my brand for $4. Ted’s Grocery has it for $5. I buy from Steve, which creates the most value for both me and him. Meanwhile, Ted now has an incentive to cut his costs so he can compete better. Replicate this kind of transaction billions of times a day, 365 days a year, and that is how our economy functions and grows. Or at least how it’s supposed to. Now, what about crony capitalism? Let’s say it’s the government that wants to buy some cereal. More specifically, the House of Representatives’ Committee for Cereal Acquisition is put in charge of the task. Steve still sells it for $4. Ted for $5. I buy from Steve. He’s the low price man. But the Committee for Cereal Acquisition buys from Ted. Why? Because Ted lobbied the committee. Because his corporate headquarters is in the chairman’s district. Because he gave more campaign contributions. Because he promised a lobbying gig to an undecided committee member who plans to retire next year. That is how crony capitalism works. And it happens all throughout the government—from defense contracting, to farm subsidies, clean energy programs, infrastructure spending, affordable housing, food stamps, Medicare, Obamacare, tax policy. You pretty much name it. Crony capitalism is there. Capitalism is moral because it is premised on a voluntary exchange between independent parties – who agree to the deal only because it creates value for everybody. Crony capitalism is immoral because one of the parties—the government—has been bought off. This creates three problems. First, it is unfair. Politicians are spending the public’s money, but not for the public interest. Instead, they reward friends, supporters, or themselves. Our Constitution grants Congress the power to provide for the general welfare. Crony capitalism violates this sacred principle. Second, it is incredibly wasteful. In our cereal example, the government overpaid by going with Ted instead of Steve. That’s obviously a waste of taxpayer money. In fact, it is really stealing from the taxpayer. Here’s more waste. Ted had to spend money to lobby the government to get the contract. So, he didn’t get all of that dollar out of the transaction. That’s money that could have been spent making a better product or used in some other constructive way. Economists call this deadweight loss. And it can be substantial. Moreover, crony capitalism distorts the broader economy. In some industries—like healthcare, student loans, home mortgages, and aerospace—the government is one of the biggest purchasers of goods or services. So its politicized decisions can have wide-ranging and detrimental effects. An entire industry can become, in effect, a client of the government. When that happens its goal is not to build a better mousetrap, but to keep politicians happy. How much does crony capitalism cost society per year? It is hard to say precisely, but the number reaches into the tens of billions of dollars, maybe beyond. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/what-crony-capitalism
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2016 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing
 
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Independent Sources - Next Generation NYCHA
 
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On this edition of Independent Sources, hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre, we talk about the calls for the New York City Housing Authority, NYCHA to be more transparent with its plan to address its budget shortfall and provide more affordable housing in New York City. We learn about the effort to draw attention to the rezoning effort along Jerome Avenue in the Bronx that could leave several hundred people unemployed. Then we learn about En Foco, a non-profit organization that’s helping artists of color reach new audiences. Taped: 11-07-2016 Independent Sources is where viewers meet the ethnic press. IS engages journalists from New York's ethnic and mainstream media in an insightful discussion of stories covered by ethnic newspapers, TV and radio stations and websites. Each show features an in-depth profile of a news organization or a reporter, along with a news roundup. Independent Sources IS an informative, innovative half hour about New York's fastest growing news sector. Watch more Independent Sources at CUNY TV http://www.cuny.tv/show/independentsources
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Most Energy-Efficient Home?
 
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Beat Meier is renovating his home to be more energy-efficient; it will be so efficient it will have surplus electricity it can sell to the electric company. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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Custom Log Home & Cabin Floor Plan designed by Golden Eagle Log and Timber homes Wisconsin
 
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Custom Log Home & Cabin Floor Plan Custom designed By Golden Eagle Log and Timber Homes Wisconsin. If you would like to see the floor plan of this popular selling log home go to our website goldeneagleloghomes.com then on the left side go to the floor plan search and type in Eagle Prow v midwest .There are variations of this floor plan also. By the way we have never sold a Floor plan that the customer have not modified for their own lifestyle and family.Golden Eagle Log and Timber homes are affordable custom wood homes.We have sold and built nationwide and even Canada. Rest assured we have thought of everything and its included.Golden Eagle Log and Timber homes Since 1966 Family owned and operated.Thanks for watching give us a call today and lets get started. 800-270-5025 Log Homes, Log Cabins, Timber Frame Homes, and Hybrid Homes from http://www.goldeneagleloghomes.com
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Best Green Home Plans - Best Energy Efficient Home Plans - Best Green construction 2011 2012
 
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Visit http://www.leapadaptive.com -- LeapAdaptive Releases the Hummingbird, a hybrid nest for people. This completely customizable living unit raises the bar in the energy efficient green home department. Measuring in at a mere 480 square feet the Hummingbird packs a lot of luxurious punch for it's diminutive size. It boasts a bedroom suite with a full bathroom, a kitchen designed for energy efficient appliances, a cozy great room with a linear ribbon-fire (this is not your parent's fireplace), and a deck for relaxing in the open air. This marvelous little wonder will dart its way into your heart as a vibrant, versatile, and efficient dwelling solution. The efficient footprint of this cozy dwelling is brimming with eco-friendly details. From the passive solar design framework to the low VOC materials and finishes, this house is streamlined for comfortable and healthy living with a minimum impact on the environment. The Hummingbird is available as a set of plans, as a pre-fabricated do-it-yourself building kit, or as an assembled unit delivered to your building site. A complete contractor constructed home starts at an affordable $79,995 with many options available for customization. LEAP Adaptive, a home design group based in San Diego, California, combines style and sophistication with efficiency and economy to create homes that are both comfortable and sustainable. Director of Design Brian Darnell, a California architect with 22 years of experience in residential estate design, combines a pragmatic approach with cutting-edge green technology to prove that less really can be more. "The lust for size and grandeur has given way to the realization that the economics and ecology of our flattening world can no longer support such extravagance," says Darnell. And so the Hummingbird is born. Information Tags: Home Plans, Home Design, energy, Home Designs, green building, sustainable, green design, kitchen, sustainable design, LEED, energy efficiency, energy efficient, Green Building, Design, house design, in Green, Sustainable, recycle, House Plans...
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Multi-family Energy Efficiency Housing Programs
 
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We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to help fund energy efficiency improvements in places where they are needed most. http://bit.ly/2f6IFpo
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(139 m²) Five Proposals For One-Story Representative House Project | Amazing Small House Plans 2018
 
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1. Feniks is a one-story, representative house project. The economical, but elegant design of the architecture of the mid-twentieth century. Design solutions were created for comfortable living conditions for a family of four. An open functional system was proposed with the separation of the private zone. The building provides, a large room, a wardrobes or a pantry combined with the kitchen. Thanks for the screening of the partially roofed terraces with building lumps, a private garden. Walls: 2-ply - ceramic hollow block + polystyrene, Ceilings: reinforced concrete, cast, Roof: Classic standing seam roof (Ruukki), inclination angle 20 ° and thermo-weldable roofing paper, angle 1.5 ° 2. House design AT WEKTOR CE (DOM AT9-05) 1. vestibule: 2.70m² 2. hall: 8.95m² 3. kitchen and dining room: 7.60m² 4. living room: 17.10m² 5. boiler room: 2.95m² 6. bathroom: 5.05m² 7.th room: 8.90m² 8. room: 12.10m² 9. room: 7.00m² together: 72.35m² 3. It is a wide, one-storey, very comfortable house with a very small size. A spacious, lighted vestibule with a spacious wardrobe leads to the house. Very well thought out layout of the rooms provides flexibility in adapting them to your needs. Clear separation of the functional zones of the house allows for comfortable and independent use of them, and also provides the option of closing the private part with the door. Also the living room and kitchen can be separated by walls with separate entrances to both rooms. The well-stocked 30-meter adjustable living room with a large TV wall provides easy and functional furnishings. A large dining room where the table can fit up to 12 people for special occasions. A high living room with a beautiful large glazing for the garden is the undoubted attraction of this house. It can be enriched with a mezzanine open to the living room. A place for a staircase is provided in the hall. A large kitchen with a spacious pantry is open to the covered terrace, also available from the living room. This is a very attractive solution that allows you to conveniently use the terrace as a summer dining room. The large roof has been thought out so that it does not obscure the living room. In the private part there were 3 large, well-shaped bedrooms, including one with a dressing room and own bathroom and a shared bathroom, as well as space for a spacious wardrobe in the hallway. A large boiler room allows you to use any type of fuel. Elegant, tasteful, with well-balanced proportions of the body and a balanced detail. Interesting modern facades provide an attractive appearance. Technology: - exterior walls, traditional two-layer brick - ceramic hollow 25cm and polystyrene - ceiling ribbed - wooden roof with a roofing made of ceramic, cement or roof tiles 4. AC EX 11 G2 (version D) MULTI-COMFORT CE is a dream oasis of comfort and convenience that combines modern chic with a tasteful form. The division of home zones was cleverly accentuated by a diverse roofing - a gable roof was used over the residential part, and the overhead part of the residential part was roofed. Thanks to the wide glazing, the interiors are perfectly lit and radiate positive energy. 5. Single-family house, one-storeyed, with a non-use tarpaulin, without a garage. Simple and functional. The large living room with dining room has a direct exit to the covered terrace. The kitchen is open to the living room, but it can be easily separated and closed. This house has a lot of additional space for wardrobes and storage and a large boiler room accessible from the vestibule. The entrance to the house is through a practical arcade that protects against rain and sun. The attic (unused) has an entrance with stairs accessible from the vestibule. It can be adapted to additional rooms, an apartment or an office. Read More: 1. https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/mt_feniks_ce.htm 2. https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/at_wektor_ce.htm 3. https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/app_domidea_2dn_ce.htm 4. https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/ac_ex_11_g2__wersja_d__multi-comfort_ce.htm 5. https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/tp_celio_ce.htm More Videos: #tinyhouse #tinyhouses #smallhouse #cottage #cabin #tiny #tinyhome ============================ #TinyHouseLover is a channel sharing homes under 500 sq ft. In the past few years, #tiny homes have surged in popularity. They're economical, environmentally friendly, and encourage people to live minimally.
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(Less 90m²) A Great Proposal For Five Beautiful Small House Plans | House Beautiful 2018
 
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1. One-story single-family house, with a garage for two cars, maintained in a modern atmosphere. Its optimal functional program ensures comfort and convenience for a family of four. The spacious living area is mainly a living room connected to the dining room, open to the garden through huge glazing. In the living area there is also a kitchen with pantry and toilet. The night part consists of: 3 comfortable bedrooms, a bathroom and a wardrobe. At home, a large boiler room is available from the garage, the size of which allows the boiler to be installed on all types of fuel, including solid fuel. The advantage of the design is its simplicity not only in the arrangement of rooms but also in the façade finish 2. a one-story house, without a basement with a double garage. A house in a modern style. The project includes a flat roof. The façade of the building was designed in white and gray in combination with wooden elements. The house has two arcades, at the front and the back of the building. In the project, the day zone was separated from the bedroom part. On the right side of the entrance there is a kitchen with a pantry, where you can hide homemade preserves or small kitchen equipment. On the same side of the building there is also a dining room with access to a large, covered terrace. In front of the kitchen there is a living room with a fireplace. In the living area we find a lot of glazing that emphasizes the contemporary look of the house. On the left side of the entrance there is a toilet, bathroom, wardrobe and three rooms designed. Two smaller and one large. The larger bedroom has a separate bathroom and wardrobe. In the design, it is possible to build wardrobes. From the vestibule, we will go to a spacious garage with a utility room. The project is suitable for a family of 4-5 people 3. A single-family house designed for a family of four. A clear division into the day, night and economic part. Interesting, modern house shape. The spacious and open living area is a living room connected to a dining room and a kitchen with a pantry. In the night part, three bedrooms have been designed, including one with its own bathroom and dressing room, and a bathroom. The economic part is a boiler room, toilet and a two-garage garage. Walls: 2-ply - SOLBET 24 cm cellular concrete + styrofoam Termo Organika, Ceilings: reinforced concrete slab, Roof: roofing felt - flat roof (drop approx. 2-3%). 4. House design NA FX-1 CE is an elegant, dynamic form of the building, at the same time ensuring high usability and comfort that gives a one-story house. Due to the small usable area of ​​less than 90m², the house is relatively cheap to build, but optically the building still seems much larger. The interior of the building provides maximum space flexibility achieved by limiting the load-bearing walls to a minimum. In the original concept, the internal space is rationally and effectively used, among others due to the maximum limitation of the communication space and the use of the central system of the rooms - the entrance in the center of the building and rooms are arranged radially. 5. It is a wide, one-storey, very comfortable house with a very small size. A spacious, lighted vestibule with a spacious wardrobe leads to the house. Very well thought out layout of the rooms provides flexibility in adapting them to your needs. Clear separation of the functional zones of the house allows for comfortable and independent use of them, and also provides the option of closing the private part with the door. Also the living room and kitchen can be separated by walls with separate entrances to both rooms. The well-stocked 30-meter adjustable living room with a large TV wall provides easy and functional furnishings. A large dining room where the table can fit up to 12 people for special occasions. A high living room with a beautiful large glazing for the garden is the undoubted attraction of this house. A large kitchen with a spacious pantry is open to the covered terrace, also available from the living room. The large roof has been thought out so that it does not obscure the living room. In the private part there were 3 large, well-shaped bedrooms, including one with a dressing room and own bathroom and a shared bathroom, as well as space for a spacious wardrobe in the hallway. A large boiler room allows you to use any type of fuel. Read more: 1.https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/tp_tina_ce.htm 2.https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/tp_artus_ce.htm 3.https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/mt_alibi_ce.htm 4.https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/na_fx-1_ce.htm 5.https://pracownia-projekty.dom.pl/app_domidea_2n_ce.htm More Videos: #tinyhouse #tinyhouses #smallhouse #cottage #cabin #tiny #tinyhome ============================ #TinyHouseLover is a channel sharing homes under 500 sq ft. In the past few years, #tiny homes have surged in popularity. They're economical, environmentally friendly, and encourage people to live minimally.
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