Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sustainable Building - Canadian student's project

Check this out .. college students from Flemming College in Canada, building a sustainable building (Camp Kawartha Environment Centre) with these great features
  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Radiant floors
  • Living roof seeded with local plants
  • Solar hot water
  • Grid-tied solar panel PV power
  • Net-zero energy design supplying evenly back to the grid at peak demand hours
  • Pre-fabricated and built-on-site straw bale walls
  • Rain water collection to supply all building water use
  • Indoor constructed wetland water purification system
  • Passive solar design
  • Super insulative straw bale, hempcrete and rammed earth construction
  • Only thatch roof in Ontario, locally harvested grasses
  • Cordwood benches
I hope other colleges and universities especially in Malaysia will encourage similar research and projects to find a sustainable building suitable for the local climate. It will also be a great way to instill the importance of living sustainably.

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