Everybody’s dream is to own a house. In the current era of energy crisis & global warming issues, I feel that our houses should also conserve energy by its own. My idea of penning this blog, is to draft a house which suits our needs and also cares about using less energy. I am not too deep into the concept of green buildings or stuff. It is just a rough sketch which would be easily achieved, without much strains. Being a post-graduate student who specializes in sustainable technology, I must build such a home and let people know the need for such homes in the near future.
As Bruce Lee quoted, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do“. Well, he is definitely right. I ought to build one such home with my little not-so-much-expertise.
I would also request the readers to kindly put forth your thoughts on this. Looking forward to more views from you. Thanks in advance.
I live in India, which as everybody knows has a tropical weather and is deprived of necessary energy. Hope it doesn’t become much worse. Keeping that in mind, I am starting my post right here.
Installing a HOME POWER CARD SWITCH near your door: This is kind the system of hotel power card, which shuts off the room’s power supply when you pull the card out of the holder. Before leaving the house, I would always think whether I turned off all my appliances and would be recalling it again and again till I am TIRED THINKING. Such a system would be very helpful for people like me and would do good for the energy-deprived nation. Well, holding such a card for your house might not be such a bad idea.
Solar Screen Shade
Offers the ease of letting in the sun whenever you wish. I guess, this is not the case in case of reflective window glasses.
- Placing the air-conditioner below the tree shade
- Trees on the periphery
- Leaving enough space between the refrigerator and the walls or cabinets
- Make sure that your refrigerator door seals are air-tight. This could be done by inserting paper between the seals. If you can pull it out easily, the latch needs replacement or repair
- Thumb rule for plants in house: Two plants per 100 square feet. Plants that are preferable are Boston Fern, Spider Fern, English Ivy, Areca Palm & Palm Lillies
Installing Carpet Tiles
(More energy saving to be done. Kindly Stay on-grid.)