Alternative Energy Building Resources

 Alternative Energy

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This will be a rather rough, unedited post. I’m in the middle of collecting information for when we actually are able to build. We want to include as many green strategies as possible.

Here is the research document, pasted as-is from my hard drive. I’ll do my best to make it fancier at a later date. In the mean time, I hope it’s helpful.

http://www.lcs.net/users/pinecrest/text/hydro.htm Hydro – electric power design for flatter running creek beds without a waterfall or 10-20 foot drop. This system creates a “drop” for you and allows the use of hydro – electric power more economically in situations not previously thought possible.

http://www.lcs.net/users/pinecrest/text/design.htm Article on orienting your home upon construction to achieve the greatest amount of passive solar benefit.

http://www.nesea.org/publications/NESun/off_grid.html Article and links about living off the grid.

http://www.wind-power.com/ Alternative energy articles by subject, and links to other resources.

http://www.northcoast.com/~tms/practical.html Articles and books on alternative cheap building and alternative energy.

Book Titles:

Create an Oasis with Greywater, by Art Ludwig / Oasis Design

Builder’s Greywater Guide ( A Code Compliance Companion Book), by Art Ludwig

The Home Water Supply: How to find, filter, store and conserve it, by Stu Campbell.

The Humanure Handbook II, by Joe Jenkins

Onsite Domestic Sewage Disposal,

Grey water research:

http://www.neco.com.au/product.asp?pID=124&cID=54&c=8858 Australian grey water company.

http://oikos.com/library/greywater/branched.html Article and book on branched grey water systems.

http://www.interstateproducts.com/pillow_tanks.htm Grey water storage tanks

http://www.clivusmultrum.com/greywater.html Grey water system company.

http://www.greywater.com/ Another grey water information page.

http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/Greywater.html Grey water resources and information.

http://www.thenaturalhome.com/greywater.html More information and design tips for grey water recycling.

http://greywater.net/ Grey water information site.

http://www.envireau.co.uk/ Rainwater harvesting company / info.

http://www.freerain.co.uk/ Rainwater harvesting site.

http://www.v63.net/acornsystems/pages/rainsava.html  Rain harvesting site

http://www.awwa.org/waterwiser/links/index.cfm?LinkCategoryID=5 Water conservation and harvesting ideas for rainwater.

http://www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk/water-reedbeds.php Online store for water saving devices in your home.

http://www.greenplumbers.com.au/index.php?pageID=107  Green plumbing alternatives.

http://www.rain-barrel.net/ rain harvesting ideas.

http://www.ecologicalhomes.com.au/rainwater_storage.htm eco-home water solutions.

Black water recycling research:

http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/apr2/blackh2o.htm Black water recycling article.

http://sustainability.stanford.edu/greendorm/involvement/coursework/mini_reports/3-9-2%20Water%20Recycling.pdf Fairly thorough article on black / grey water recycling.

http://www.weblife.org/humanure/chapter9.html  water recycle article.

  

Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    I love this stuff, these are the ways everyone needs to be thinking! I wish I had used a green builder.

  2. myscha39 says:

    We’re hoping to incorporate as many green techniques and resources as possible. Wish us luck!