Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) panels are clean, noiseless, durable, long-lived, and relatively maintenance free. PV solar production is actually most efficient in colder temps.
*If you’re lucky enough to have running water on your property, then a micro hydroelectric generator might work.
Using the solar panels for the heating & hot water system is very efficient especially if collecting rain water and processing on site.
For a typical home, you’ll need a minimum average annual wind speed of 9 mph and a turbine rated for 5 to 15 kilowatts.
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*Sealed modular systems use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The Tesla™ Powerall's™ batteries each have 13.5 kilowatt-hours of capacity and can be linked with up to nine other units. This option can be used as a stand-alone energy-storage system or as a backup power supply.
The Powerwall™ and VuDu™ also includes electronics for managing the charging and discharging of cells, as well as an inverter for converting DC to the AC power more common in residential use.
This all-in-one prepackaged solution will make it easy to retrofit your grid-connected system. Sustainable Living Hemp /Natural Building Contractor
Water collection systems have been used in rural environments for years called Cisterns. These systems have evolved into sustainable living practices utilizing technology to filter the water collected for a variety of uses to include gardening,
"Rainwater harvesting systems can be easily retrofitted to an existing structure or built during new home construction. They are very flexible and modular in nature, allowing expansion, reconfiguration, or relocation."
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Our well-designed attached Greenhouses include ways to vent excess heat, shade the structure and close it off from the home.
Greenhouse boost healthy living, a natural heat resource, the ability to grow your own food and enjoy some peaceful time gardening. Hydroponic Systems Available.
Hemp pellets, unlike other none woody biomass fuel pellets, produce only around 2% ash content. Therefore hemp pellets can be used in a much larger range of pellet stoves and boilers currently on the market today.
Unlike other grass pellets, hemp fuel pellets produce no clinker or slag formation, little ash and there is scarcely any corrosion risk. Because of all these advantages, hemp fuel pellets are regarded as the most promising biomass fuel, exceed wood pellets.
Composting enriches the soil, helps retain moisture and suppresses plant diseases and pests.
Composting also reduces the need for chemical fertilizers while encouraging the production of beneficial bacteria.
Everything old is new again! The pioneers used straw bale construction for their homes in the Great Plains. Now this technique has been updated for the 21st century.
Straw bales are made from the waste of the agricultural industry. It is a substitute for lumber and still sequesters carbon. Just be aware that the walls will be thicker than a conventional stick frame home. These thick well insulated walls offer a very high R Value. Contrary to what you might believe, straw bale homes are resistant to fire and can match your favorite aesthetic.
Earth construction is one of the oldest durable techniques for building structures. Think Great Wall of China! These days, it can be seen in luxury homes creating dramatic and durable walls which resemble sedimentary rock.
Rammed earth walls (or even floors) can be used as thermal storage, allowing the sun to warm them in the day and then slowly release the warmth in the cool evenings
A study published by the National Research Council of Canada showed that in the summer months, a green roof will reduce cool air loss by 70-90%, greatly reducing the demand for air conditioning. The GSA found similar efficiency figures, stating that green roofs can act as an insulating layer and reduce heat flux (transfer of heat through a building’s roof) by up to 72%.
Bamboo just might be the perfect sustainable alternative to wood. Although it resembles wood aesthetically, bamboo is actually a member of the grass family — meaning bamboo regenerates extremely quickly as compared to trees. In fact, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet — depending on the type of bamboo and the region, sometimes up to 3 feet per day!
Shipping containers are a great example of some truly high-quality waste in our society. There are millions of containers around the world, and they’re typically only used for shipping for about 20 years; at that point they’re often retired and disposed of, even though they’re still in great condition. Not only are the containers plentiful — they’re inherently durable, relatively inexpensive, and eco-friendly (since they’re reclaimed material). It comes as no surprise that these highly durable containers are making their way into the green building scene.
ECOS Paints are not only no-VOC paints, free of that “new paint” odor (polyurethane) that can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues, their Atmosphere Purifying Paint has advanced VOC-filtering technology which absorbs and neutralizes chemicals, pollutants, solvents, and VOCs for improved indoor air quality.
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Almost all homes in the U.S. use drywall. But now, with AirRenew Essential and AirRenew M2TECH by CertainTeed, formaldehyde can pass through your paint and be converted into an inert compound by the drywall itself. The product is suitable for new construction, and for renovations, and has no reportable VOC’s itself while also neutralizing formaldehyde for better indoor air quality.
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Mr Hemp House™ understands that a Healthy Home is more then just the natural building interior envelope. A Healthy Homes exterior can be fortified with grounded electromagnetic roof protection and also wall exterior coatings to protect the inhabitants from the harmful radiation emitting from radio/ cellular towers, electrical power lines, solar panels and other sources of radiation. This radiation is causing health problems just now being discovered. Mr Hemp House is committed to providing these technologies to our valued customers in 2021 and beyond.