Solar Energy Houses: Strategies, Technologies, Examples
Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to dramatic reductions of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption in domestic buildings.
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acrylic paint additional costs adhesives advantage alkyd paint alternatives aluminium anhydrite basic selection comments bitumen boiler bonding agents building C. L. recommended cause cavity cellulose ceramic tiles chipboard concrete elements concrete with reclaimed condensing boiler construction contain degradable demolition detailed description disadvantage durable wood ecosystem emissions energy content environment environmental impact environmental preference EPDM European softwood expensive external wall extraction extruded polystyrene flue-gas gypsum galvanised glazing gravel gutter H)CFCs harmful substances high-solids included insulation internal LE-glazing less environmentally damaging life-span magnesite materials mentioned membranes mineral wool natural gypsum natural paint non-sustainable wood paintwork panels phosphogypsum pipes plywood pollution polyester polyurethane preference 2 preference preference not recommended preservative production process reclaimed aggregate recommended basic selection recommended on account recycled PVC red lead refurbishment renewable raw material requires reuse roof covering sealant selection comments preference softwood solid steel sustainable synthetic stone tropical wood waste disposal water-saving wooden zinc