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Amazing Net Zero House in the Canary Islands has On-Site Wind Turbines

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 7, 2014 @ 3:22 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Zero energy | 3 Comments

Estudio Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil, wind energy, solar-energy, House in Bioclimatic Experimental Urbanization, Canary Islands, Spain, local materials, net zero, zero carbon emissions

Using only locally-sourced materials [1] such as stone and basalt insulation, in addition to certified timber, this home has a very small carbon footprint. This same material menu allows it to mesh with the rather stark natural environment as well, keeping its visual impact to a minimum. (Although the same can’t be said for a series of on-site wind turbines [2].)

Long before it was fashionable to do so, the client commissioned a design that would be completely self-sufficient and produce zero carbon emissions [3]. The turbines are crucial to this goal, as are the photovoltaic panels. Meanwhile, the carefully chosen building materials maximize energy efficiency [4], and interior decorating keeps brings the warmth of Spain indoors.

+ Estudio José Luis Rodríguez Gil [5]

Via Arch Daily [6]

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URLs in this post:

[1] locally-sourced materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/locally-sourced-materials/

[2] on-site wind turbines: http://inhabitat.com/bladeless-wind-turbine-design-is-for-the-birds-literally/

[3] zero carbon emissions: http://inhabitat.com/ohio-state-university-aims-for-net-zero-carbon-footprint/

[4] maximize energy efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/siemens-middle-east-headquarters-will-be-an-energy-efficient-model-for-masdar-city/

[5] + Estudio José Luis Rodríguez Gil: http://www.rodriguezgil-arquitecto.com/Portada.html

[6] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/280250/house-in-bioclimatic-experimental-urbanization-jose-luis-rodriguez-gil/

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