Friday, August 26, 2011

Germany Modern House | Private House D | Ingehoven Architects

This free-standing private residence was designed according to strict ecological and health standards. It uses unprocessed materials that are less likely to cause pollution or health problems.
The technical systems avoid the creation of electromagnetic pollution and radon emissions. The building uses largely renewable sources of energy.
Heating is provided from three sources. 85 % of the annual requirement is provided by a solar thermal system together with a geothermal heat pump. In high-demand periods warm water is produced with a wood-pellet furnace. The radiant-floor heating is linked in summer to a geothermal cooling system. Irrigation cisterns collect rain water for the landscaping. If necessary, this system, in conjunction with a well, can be expanded to supply the house. Electric power comes from renewable sources through the public grid........more

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