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7,000 SF Home Has Zero Carbon Footprint

The Eco House in Spain aims to be the first zero carbon footprint home in Andalusia and it sure looks damn pretty.

The most apparent feature of the house is the roofline that sits wing-like above the building line. The shape of the roof and its distance from the building is key. The position of the angle holds the solar panels in the cialis pharmacy in india right position to maximize energy capture while also hiding them from view. The shape also allows less heat transmitted into the house as the space between the two rooflines allows air to pass over the building adding to the cooling effect. Adjustable louvered vents located just below the building’s roofline lets in the cooler air to pass through rooms while the viagra samples accumulated hot air floats up and out of the house.

The main living area hovers above a 12-inch-deep canal of look here canadian online pharmacy levitra water, which again contributes to get viagra online in canada cooling the house so air conditioning isn’t needed. A rainwater reclamation system will be installed so gray water can be recycled from holding tanks located in the basement. The pool won’t need those nasty pool chemicals because it will be filled with saline water. Solar panels will supply electricity to run a radiant heating system within the floor and geo-thermal energy will provide a back-up cooling and heating system.

The design of the home, at nearly 7,000 square feet, is built with two-thirds less waste than traditional models and operate 80% more efficiently than similar sized home. It’s high-end luxury, but hey, if you can afford to build a home like this, there’s no reason to skimp on doing it as green as possible. The designers Diseño Earle hope to have the house available for purchase sometime in 2009.


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I love green architecture
written by The Food Monster, July 14, 2008
This is incredible. I wonder if there is lowest price cialis a way to divert the water around the house in the winter to cialis by mail more cost-effectively heat the house. I would love to see an approximate price tag.
written by Sean, July 14, 2008
Once this place is up and running it's got a zero footprint, but what about getting all the we like it levitra discount prices materials together to build it? Less waste perhaps, but hardly a zero footprint.
Sounds like the Tesla of houses.
written by bob bobberson, July 14, 2008
Sounds expensive, it has to be. If this firm could build this house and then announce plans for a "common man" house then I'd be much happier. Planning is good but let it lead to action. And let expensive plans trickle down to cheaper designs.

I'm not sure how the roof will handle in other areas with high winds. It seems like housing requirements for hurricane prone areas will prevent its roof line. Durability under extreme conditions must be taken into account (and I'm sure they will be)
This is a gorgeous green home
written by Jennae @ Green Your Decor, July 14, 2008
I love the concept of this house, but I agree with bob bobberson. Are they planning on making an affordable version? It still amazes me that when people talk about capturing rainwater, it is seen as this amazing new innovation. In the Caribbean, rain gutters on brand levitra EVERY home are used to capture water in a cistern built into the foundation of the home. Homes there are also much more hurricane resistant than the building codes in many countries require.
Affordable Green
written by Jean, July 15, 2008
I wait with baited breath the day these wondrous creations can be made attainable to cialis c 50 the common man, so that these designers can really make a sweeping difference.
making it in India
written by rahul, July 15, 2008
We wanted to make an eco-friendly house of approx 2200 sq ft in Ahmedabad, India-- a city known for dust, dry heat, and 2 months of torrential monsoon rain. In addition to solar panels, we were opting for compact biogas. Rainwater would be stored in a bore well with a diversion switch, and go through sand & sediment filtration before final treatment for consumption. No fancy heating (none required) but definitely an emphasis on local materials like Rajasthan marble to keep things cool. Our talented Indian architect says can pull it off for $40 / sq ft, plus perhaps an additional $15K USD ! While that's great by American standards, my father-in-law pointed out that its about 50-60% above the cost of a similarly sized house in India.
What I Would Want
written by Sam, July 15, 2008
No word on prices? I guess here in Switzerland one would have to build quite differently than in Spain (its much cooler here). Here, we probably would want the roof without a gap - so as not to loose heat.
written by Jim Beamer, July 15, 2008
Dude! What an awesome looking home. Heck I would move right in!
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Trump Like
written by jim, July 20, 2008
Zero footprint, huh. Let me count the ways, and costs, it took to build the 12 inch water thing under the house. And haul all of the materials to the site. I can just see the developer and architect babbling about minor concerns, such as the 44 thousand tons of marble imported from Italy to lay in the house. And shutting down the local interest to haul the marble from the Port to the homesite. The is a Trump affair, far from the reality of Bart Simpson, Homer and their dog.
Have you seen this? IN THE UK available
written by Stuart, August 04, 2008
written by russ, April 15, 2009
I agree with Jim - Trump like -

Nice mansion but zero carbon? No!

How many m3 of concrete went into it? How many solar panels?

They are going to store gray water in pools - sure but with lots of chemicals.

The pool being salt water needs no chemicals? No, but with frequent water changes - pumping costs etc.

Nice place but call it what it is - a rich mans house built for show and comfort - the green part is BS.

Rain water storage in places like the Caribbean make sense as it rains often - in a dry place for large houses like this it is window dressing.

written by Thomas Levy, May 13, 2009
I agree with all of you. The problem that I have noticed is rx online cialis that most, if not all "green homes", albeit environmentally friendly on the tramadol cod 180 one hand, are far too expensive for average people.

My wife and I live off grid in Canada. We built a home that is not ridiclously cheap, but, is reasonable in cost. Our home is powered with solar PV. We do not claim to discount viagra be zero footprint, but I can state that our home consumes anywhere from 75 - 90% less electricity than a conventional home. One day we will reduce our propane consumption by installing solar hot water. Our cost to build was about $150 - $160 per square foot. It can be done people - you just need to ignore most of the "silly stuff". Check it out at

Green Architecture
written by Cassie, August 02, 2012
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Green Architecture
written by Blaire, August 06, 2012
Beautiful! I love green building projects.

Geodesic Domes are also energy efficient. The American Institute of Architects awarded R. Buckminster Fuller a gold medal, acclaiming his invention, the geodesic dome, as "the strongest, lightest and most efficient means of enclosing space known to man." -

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