#thermalmass

𝘓𝘐𝘓𝘓𝘠 𝘗𝘐𝘓𝘓𝘐 “𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦, 𝘓𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘗𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘧𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘍𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵.” . . Visit out website (in bio) for more information about this design and how you can custom fit it to your property. . . #LillyPilli #DistinctiveDesignHomes #By #RusticTouchHomes #Rustictouchpl #greenhomes #greenlifestyle #sustainablehomes #threebedroomhomes #slopeproperties #centralcoastbuilders #centralcoastdesigns #goodcrossventilation #naturallight #sustainablebuildingproducts #energysource #thermalmass #buildersassociation #innovativedesignconcepts #healthyhome #fengshuiliving #fengshuiprinciples #fengshuidesign #engeryefficiency #simplifytheprocess #Australianarchitecture #nswarchitects #NSWarchitecture


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Our newest energy efficient home located here in Southshore, Christchurch is officially complete and live on our website! Follow the link in our bio to see more... Photographed by @baptiste_marconnet Built by @ethoshomes.co.nz #mcasresidential #nziacanterbury #project #completed #airtight #energyefficient #lowenergyhouse #thermalperformance #insulated #insulatedslab #thermalmass #architecturephotography #macrocarpa #metalcladding


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GH39 this morning... ready for framing. #rammedearth #thermalmass #qualitybuilds #adelaidearchitecture @watermayneprojects


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Os três maiores componentes para alcançar um sistema natural de aquecimento e resfriamento sem consumo de energia e sem manutenção - isolamento térmico, massa termal e tubos de resfriamento. . . . . #Repost @biotonomy • • • • • • The three main components for achieving a natural heating & cooling system with no energy consumption & no maintenance - Thermal Insulation, Thermal Mass & Cooling Tubes - #AutonomousArchitecturalEngineering #NaturalHeating #NaturalCooling #Thermalmass #NaturalVentilation #Zeroenergy #GreenBuildings #EarthshipInspired . . . . . . . #liveonpurpose #sustainability #liveyourdreams #sustainableliving #womanbuilder #iamstrong #upcycled #recycling #greenbook #youcreateyourownreality #offgrid #stardust #empowerment #grlpwr #livefree #wildhearts


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Recycled 🧱 for the internal walls are now onsite too ❣️ We have several bricks walls in the main north facing rooms. In winter, these walls will capture heat from the northern windows during the day and release it at night, helping keep the house warm. In summer, they will act as a heat sink during the day, keeping the house cooler and at night the stored heat will be purged via cross ventilation from the windows and the roof ventilation system. These recycled bricks came from an early 1900s house in Sydney - Loving the patina they are going to bring to the space 💕 and the thought that something made 100 lyears ago will continue to be useful 🙌🏻. . . . #newbuildhome #modernfarmhouse #dreamhome #customhome #homebuilding #housebuilding #homedesign #hamptoms #mycountryhome #countryhomes #hamptonsinspired #instahomes #instagood #farmhouseinspired #energyefficienthomes #energyefficient #warmhome #coolhome #recycledbricks #thermalmass #patina


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Today’s hands-on #hugelkultur workshop in #altadena with Shawn Maestretti @gardenarchitect and colleagues in the landscape field was an eye opener, for sure. 🌿Together we built a raised mound planting bed... or hugel from felled trees, dirt, compostable bio-mass, rock dust, organic matter • you name it, we threw it in there. 🌎 A technique similar to layering lasagna but prepared within the earth. And the benefits of this art meets science project are numerous: underground carbon capture, moisture retention, healthier soil, enhanced habitat value and of course, a gorgeous berm. Oh, and I made some amazing new friendships 🌝. #thankyou #moundculture #sustainable #mycorrhizalfungi #moisture #landforming #thermalmass #habitat #physics #sunday #guacamole #bloodorange #compost #teamworkdoesntseemwork #gardendesign #community #permaculture #biodiversity #gratitude #biochar #goodtimes #fun #regenerativelandscapes #swipeleft @leighlaughing @craftlandscape @lacompost @blueskybiochar #californianativegardens #learning #candyo #phoneinpocket @buckmason


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Weekend Warrior Update...walls are Polar Bear by Behr 😆 (Leftover from painting the house) Floors are in with solar battery in-floor heating (if it works), thermal mass gravel and rock floor 😅😅😅 Thinking of moving my office out here and my tomatoes inside! 💁🏽‍♀️ #polarbear #behr #passivesolargreenhouse #northernndngardener #thermalmass


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Scheduled slab pour complete for this lovely little addition... All in time to promote some much needed rain!!! 🤞💦☔️ #pleaserain #braidwood #slabpour #alterationsandadditions #countrylife #extension #ghasensw #thermalmass #southeastnsw


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It was all going so well.....slab foundations were complete, hydronics had started, frames, windows and doors were onsite. We even got a pleasant surprise with some unexpected progress on the slab preparation late last week. And then we found this - during the fill, the insulation surrounding the main hydronics pipe has been damaged. This pipe will be carrying the hot water to the manifolds that distribute to the coils that will be laid in the slab, providing a nice gentle heat. But with damaged insulation around the main pipes, this heat (and energy and 💰) would escape into the ground under the slab ☹️. Have discussed with the builder and a fix is being planned, including the hydronics team performing testing to check for any pipe damage. Fingers crossed things go back to running smoothly! . . . #followmybuild #newhomeconstruction #notaccordingtoplan #nothappyjan #newbuildhome #modernfarmhouse #dreamhome #customhome #homebuilding #housebuilding #homedesign #hamptoms #mycountryhome #countryhomes #hamptonsinspired #instahomes #instagood #farmhouseinspired #energyefficienthomes #energyefficient #warmhome #coolhome #thermalmass


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Passive House Refurbishment also known as EnerPHit undergoing work for this 4no bedroom house in SW London. Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing assessment by ECOstudio Ltd. #hammersmith #passivehouse #enerphit #renewableenergy #zerocarbon #zerocarbonbuilding #daylighting #mvhr #thermalmass #phpp #london #hammersmithandfulham #conservationarea


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I’m working on a thermal mass system for my greenhouse. I painted these containers with a matte black enamel paint. This is an experiment so I am going to run a few temperature tests with and without the containers. My goal is to avoid having to heat my greenhouse at all. I will couple this system with a few other things and see how it goes. #utahgardening #highdesertgardening #greenhouses #thermalmass #utahhorticulture #deserthorticulture #plants #cacti


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This week, Interior walls! There's a lot going on here. As you know we are attempting the living building challenge, most of the lumber we are using is FSC certified, but we are also using pallets. Reclaimed materials are acceptable to the challenge as it is material not going to a landfill. The studs are pretty standard framing techniques, and mostly will be used where we have walls that require plumbing (it's hard to plumb a solid wall, or do repairs as required). In other walls, we will be doing different plastering techniques and wall systems. The pallet walls shown here are going to be used as armature to contain a cob mix to be used as a thermal mass wall. The thought process behind the pallets is that you can erect a cob wall in a day rather than slowly doing lifts and having taper the wall to be self supporting. Other walls will be covered with drywall and a finish clay or lime plaster, and others will be plaster and lath, and possibly waddle and dob, pending schedule. #naturalbuilding #framing #cob #thermalmass #communityrebuilds


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The three main components for achieving a natural heating & cooling system with no energy consumption & no maintenance - Thermal Insulation, Thermal Mass & Cooling Tubes - #AutonomousArchitecturalEngineering #NaturalHeating #NaturalCooling #Thermalmass #NaturalVentilation #Zeroenergy #GreenBuildings #EarthshipInspired


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We absolutely adore how this home in Brunswick East uses rammed earth in such a considered and beautiful way. 🌿 Inspired by the owner’s family home which was handbuilt using rammed earth in the Yarra Valley in the 1970’s - amazing! Designed by @steffenwelscharchitects, built by @renovationone with rammed earth by @olnee_rammed_earth. Story by the ever-inspiring @thedesignfiles, captured by @evegwilson with styling by @annieportelli 🌿〰️ #rammedearth #thedesignfiles #tdf #brunswick #sustainablebuilding #thermalmass


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EXPOSED BRICK + THERMAL MASS (a.k.a cheaper bills + happier 🌏) So often we plaster over exposed interior brickwork 🧱 and it’s a go-to solution when it’s a typical 80’s style home (unlike these gorgeous pics). But, try and get creative with paint and my particular love - limewash (check out @bauwerkcolour 😍) so that you can reap the benefits of thermal mass. 🤓 So what is thermal mass? It’s the ability of a material to absorb and store heat energy. It’s key in Passive Design (more on that later) and being a better human to our beautiful planet by reducing your need for artificial heating and cooling. High density materials such as bricks 🧱 have a high thermal mass so it absorbs heat from the sun ☀️ during the day, stores it like a big fat battery 🔋 and releases it at night ✨ like magic 🧙‍♀️. When you plaster on top of the brick you are insulating the wall (yep sounds good on the surface but ...) this means you miss out in the benefits of the heat being released and warming the home 🏡 in cooler months. It also provides a beautiful textural element to your home rather than plaster on every wall. Every little bit helps 😊 What have you done in your home to reduce your energy footprint? 🦶 📸: images found down the Pinterest rabbit hole, let me know if you know the source


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With extreme weather and temperatures occurring more frequently and energy prices on the up, it's a no brainer that we reduce our reliance on energy companies. The thermal properties, known as the R-Value of our buildings can be improved by considering aspect, design, materials and even the paint. These used strategically can impact positively on energy consumption. A truly smart home would not require artificial heating or cooling, rather relying on the orientation, thermal mass and insulation of the building itself. Whether you want to increase thermal mass in your home and/or go completely off grid, BHI Builders have the expertise to guide you through your project options. So have a chat to Mitch Brown on 0422 064 648 or mitch@bhibuilders.com.au . . . . @barringtoncoast @ourregionalnsw @masterbuildersaustralia @hia_au @sunergy #sustainablehouse #mackieelectrictaree #midnorthcoast #awardwinningbuilders #builder #localbuilders #construction #masterbuildersnsw #customhomebuilders #inspiration #design #quality #bespoke #tools #localtrades #trades #contractor #sustainable #architectural #australiandesign #sustainability #builderswhocare #basix #passivesolardesign #rammedearth #hempcrete #thermalmass #rvalue #offgrid #renewables


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Wedding Chapel / Capilla


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90% of the photos I took this weekend were of the dogs, but we also installed some stone on the fireplace. #tristaandadambuildacabin #sotired #fireplace #thermalmass


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In the spring of 2014, we became heavily inspired to research and develop autonomous-living technologies - a form of ecotech that contributes to an abundant quality of life by interfacing with the natural environment and contributing to biodiversity. At the time we felt: ✧ the climate crisis was notably reshaping our environment in a way that demanded adaptation ✧ it was necessary to learn how to be more responsible for what we were consuming daily and what the repercussions were for our actions. . Later that year, and after a lot of investigating, we realized that the collective systems developed in part by Earthships (in Taos, NM) could help create the caliber of interconnectedness of life we were looking for. . It took some hard work, generosity, and a lot of moving around, but eventually we made it out to Taos in the summer of 2016. After visiting earlier that year, we decided to invest fully in our research. Blown away by the concept of a “bill-free” life, we enrolled in the Earthship Academy in September and found ourselves enamored with the feel of ‘autonomous’ living. . We had: ✧ our water filtered from the sky, which drained into a black water irrigation cell and graciously repurposed it to water the outdoor landscaping. . ✧ our electricity from the sun and a mono/poly crystalline solar array, which got a charge on a full moon and other low-light times of a given day. . At night we could turn our power system completely off (with respect to the lights running on DC). No humming, no whirring or extra cost. Our heating and cooling was taken care of by the design of the house, primarily comprised of used Earth-filled tires. You can’t imagine how many of those there are in the world! Combining thermal mass and passive solar, the 950 sq. ft. house stayed cool in the 100℉ summer heat and toasty in the -15℉ winter... . (continued in comments)


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Wait is over!!! Here is the complete look of an #ecofriendly project which are made from recycling and #environmentallyfriendly materials. . . A prototype display target for the small #residential units. You can display it either in an outdoor or indoor to enjoy a spacious lawn ambiance even in a small space. . 📌#rattanfurniture are used as it is made of naturally renewable palm. 📌#recycledaluminum frame 📌#recycledplasticbowls are used in waterfall 📌#harvestedrainwater is used 📌gravels are used for its high #thermalmass ability 📌#artificialgreensdecor (#grass #verticalgardenwall )are used to create relaxing environment. . Designed by @insightful_interiors.pk Start effort today and #gogreen with @insightful_interiors.pk . . #saynotoglobalwarming #climatechange #ecofriendly #recycling #savetheamazon #savetheearth #reducereuserecycle #takeclimateaction #interdesign #patiodecor


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🔸Another successful #concrete #pour with Logix ICF and @craftsmanhomesinc 🛠️ #icf #thermalmass #energyefficiency #solid #logix #buildanythingbetter


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Sneak peak!! An #ecofriendly project which is made from #recycling materials. . 🖇waterfall concept for both indoor and outdoor to promote relaxation as water do💦 . 📌Frame is made of #recycledaluminium and iron. 📌Containers which are used for the water flow made of useless plastic bowls.. 📌harvested rainwater is used for this waterfall. 📌gravels are used as it has high #thermalmass ( something that absorbs and emit heat in summers and winter respectively) ability. So these are used to maintain temperature at optimal level. 📌artificial green bale is used as greenery provides relaxation to our eyes . . Designed by @insightful_interiors.pk Start effort today and Go green with @insightful_interiors.pk . . #saynotoglobalwarming #climatechange #ecofriendly #recycle #reuse #greenery #artificialgreenery #plantatree #saveearth #save the world #takeclimateaction


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This incredible #Hurstbridge home unites a broad (and impressive!) range of #sustainable features, including an earth berm for thermal mass, a north-facing 'glasshouse' corridor to heat the house and beautiful recycled materials throughout - all in a space of just seven squares! The property shows that uniting stunning design with a small floor plan and sustainable principles is achievable. Visit on Sustainable House Day (15 September), and chat with the owners and architect. Register for Sustainable House Day now! #sustainablehouseday #nillumbik #thermalmass #glasshouse www.sustainablehouseday.com


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Irish outdoor tomatoes is always a fun topic. This is not a great picture of tomatoes, but I want to talk about the imoortance of growing them on a South facing wall. This method gives the plants more termal heat from the concrete and so you get rip tomatoes much earlier then normal. I don't use pollytunnels so you need to use all the tricks in the book. #growyourown #thermalmass #irishtomatoes #outdoors


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Made some good progress on my cob and stone greenhouse wall. I want this done before the cold comes back—it will keep the greenhouse warm in the winter! The next step will be adding 1-2 more layers and then doing the artistry! I can’t wait to put something beautiful on top of this cool wall. I am thinking about doing another mosaic but not as refined as my mosaic bathroom from before. I’m still formulating my plans! #cob #thermalmass #greenhouse #cobblestone #stone #earthhonoring #greenhousethermal #heatsink #heatsinkwall #happycobber #happydruid #druidlife #homestead #naturalbuilding


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Midea Inverter Air Conditioners (Brand-New&1 Year Warranty) Call:- 9694416 Midea Inverter Air Conditioners 9000BTU = 5500 MRF Midea Inverter Air Conditioners 12000BTU = 6600 MRF Midea Inverter Air Conditioners 18000BTU = 8500 MRF Midea Inverter Air Conditioners 24000BTU = 9999 MRF


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We don’t just build houses! A client recently asked a seat on their expansive deck. Not only does it serve as extra seating for the outdoor setting, but also works as a privacy screen compete with its own rain gauge! Great place for relaxing in the sun. 🌞


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We don’t just build houses! A client recently asked a seat on their expansive deck. Not only does it serve as extra seating for the outdoor setting, but also works as a privacy screen compete with its own rain gauge! Great place for relaxing in the sun. 🌞


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Sneak peak!! An #ecofriendly project which is made from #recycling materials. . 🖇waterfall concept for both indoor and outdoor to promote relaxation as water do💦 . 📌Frame is made of #recycledaluminium and iron. 📌Containers which are used for the water flow made of useless plastic bowls.. 📌harvested rainwater is used for this waterfall. 📌gravels are used as it has high #thermalmass ( something that absorbs and emit heat in summers and winter respectively) ability. So these are used to maintain temperature at optimal level. 📌artificial green bale is used as greenery provides relaxation to our eyes . . Designed by @insightful_interiors.pk Start effort today and Go green with @insightful_interiors.pk . . #saynotoglobalwarming #climatechange #ecofriendly #recycle #reuse #greenery #artificialgreenery #plantatree #saveearth #save the world #takeclimateaction


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Passive refrigeration! Handmade raw clay outer bowl and inner glazed bowl with clay from the site (made by Alex!). Thermal mass of sand and water between the bowls allow for evaporation and cooling. A damp cloth on top and it’s done! Another great free class from @regenerativesystems Rohan hosted by @metabolicstudio! The watermelon? Glad you asked: w/ the skin off and placed in the sun it evaporated the water in the fruits making it sweeter and keeping it cool! I’ll post experiments here as I develop ideas on off the shelf versions. It’s really about meeting others who are interested in learning these principles and applying them at scale. The people are great and into getting their hands dirty! Also the potluck dinners are a delicious opportunity to learn about how others came to be drawn to this place and to regenerative experimentation. #regenerativeag #naturalbuilding #thermalmass #clay #permaculture #passivefridge


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We aren't a fan of basements so our preferred foundation is a slab-on-grade. If you can use a frost wall it is fairly straightforward, but sometimes an engineered structural slab is the best solution. We are experts at high-efficiency, engineered, slab-on-grade foundations. Get in touch with us to chat about whether a slab might be right for your project! . . . . #netzero #slabongrade #structuralslab #foundations #airsealing #airtight #envirobuilt #engineering #residentialdesign #design #engineer #passivesolar #passivehouse #passivhaus #thermalmass


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A recent inland work trip in rural NSW, interesting to see the niches where there seems to be green vegetation despite the drought conditions. The need for resilient farming methods was written in the landscape.


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This home stays nice and cool on hot days not only because it has a living roof but also because cob has a high thermal mass which keeps the inside of the home cool on hot days! 👏 . . . . . . . #vacationrental #vacation🌴 #ecohomes #ecofriendlyliving #ecofriendly #sustainable #sustainableliving #sustainablelifestyle #sustainablehome #cob #bamboo #bamboobuilding #construction #thermalmass #heat #cool #costarica #costaricavacation #costarica🇨🇷 #costaricacool #costaricagram #puravida #puravidamae #jacobeach #playahermosa #rentalproperty #vacationrentals #airbnbhost #airbnbexperience


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No need to over complicate the first idea! A hand drawn sketch can start the process for your custom home!😍


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Selection of Concrete Masonry Units met the needs of @lafc providing durability, thermal mass and acoustic performance ⚽️ ⠀ ⠀ #Architect - @gensler_la @gensler_design⠀ #StructuralEngineering - @thorntontomasetti#GeneralContractor - @pcl_construction⠀ #MasonryContractor - Frank S. Smith Masonry, Inc.⠀ #MasonryMaterial - Angelus Block Company⠀ ⠀ #LAFC #Soccer #Stadium #LosAngeles #LA #Concrete #Masonry #cmu #thermalmass #soccerstadium #sports #sportstadium #construction #designdaily #archdaily #archilovers #archlovers #contractorsofig #SportsComplex #FootballClub


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Outside walls that become inside walls are the latest thing on my want list. . Don’t mind that funky door handle either! . . . Image via @InFormDesign . #thermalmass #passivesolar #capepaterson #wherethesunalwaysshines


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HempBuild Retro Fit Galway!! This house had signs of mold and the drywall was stuck directly to the uninsulated external hollow block walls, making this a cold house in a part of Ireland that has a particularly damp climate. Our clients wanted a sustainable long term natural solution that would add significant insulation and thermal mass to the fabric of the house. We are applying a 60 mm hemp block to external walls and plastering with 10 mm of PCs natural plaster. How clearly we see this structure being upgraded using no toxic chemicals, no harmful Voc’s and no landfill because our Hemp blocks are fully bio-degradable. We will keep you all updated and we will give some more information on the many benefits you get from using hemp to upgrade your home. #deepretrofit #moldresistant #fireresistant #hemphouse #hempcretehome #sustainableliving #hempbuild#hempflax #Isohemp #hempblocks #environmentallyfriendly #carbonnegative #nowaste #thermalmass #naturalinsulation #hempbuild #biodegradable #chemicalsensitivityproblems #naturalhome #hempworx #selfbuildireland #hempcretehomes #joerogan #passivehouse #energyefficientbuilding #nZEBIreland #hempishere #www.hempbuild.ie #hempfibre #hempflaxplus


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Selection of Concrete Masonry Units met the needs of @lafc providing durability, thermal mass and acoustic performance ⚽️ ⠀ ⠀ #Architect - @gensler_la @gensler_design⠀ #StructuralEngineering - @thorntontomasetti#GeneralContractor - @pcl_construction⠀ #MasonryContractor - Frank S. Smith Masonry, Inc.⠀ #MasonryMaterial - Angelus Block Company⠀ ⠀ #LAFC #Soccer #Stadium #LosAngeles #LA #Concrete #Masonry #cmu #thermalmass #soccerstadium #sports #sportstadium #construction #designdaily #archdaily #archilovers #archlovers #contractorsofig #SportsComplex #FootballClub


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Happy #chickens! I got the screens built and now the chickens have secure access under all four #tilapia #tanks. In this summer heat, it's great shade under a great #thermalmass that's temperature controlled. #urbangardener #urbangarden #urbangardening #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #urbanfarmer #urbanhomestead #lehrgarden


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The Nautilus house in Mexico 🇲🇽 by Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica, was inspired by the work of Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright. The house has the shape of a 🐚 of the nautilus cephalopods, and is inspired by the concept of “bio-architecture”, which utilizes a mortar of concrete with a cross mesh of light-wieght wiring as rebar, as a reinforcement layer. This material gives the structure incredible durability to withstand the elements, as well it serves as a temperature regulator, given the thermal mass. The artistry here is incredible. . . . . . #nautilushouse #bioarchitecture #mortar #rebar #thermalmass #mosaic #architectureanddesign #privatelender #privatelending #americasprivatender #sharestates


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Still loving the open space of this recently built home! @ballaratlifestylebuilders @regionallifestylebuilders


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Log homes and log cabins offer advantages in the form of thermal mass, which makes a log home easier and more cost effective to warm during the cold months and more affordable to cool during the summer. #thermalmass #loghomes #logcabinhomes #kilndried #engineeredlogs #efficient #timberhaven


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Frank and Henry have worked these river stones up to a treat. #passivesolar #oneoffdesign #tathrabeach #thermalmass #weloveourwork


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-Thermal mass- . So many people at The Cape, experts in their field, have been very generous with their knowledge. Love that. Especially on the topic of thermal mass. . The theory goes something like; construct your building of materials that absorb heat, to then slowly release it. So instead of heating the inside air with ducted or reverse cycle, the sun penetrates the home, the floor and walls soak that up, and the building itself gives off this stored heat. . This is how homes at The Cape are staying between 18 and 24 degrees year round, with minimal or no energy bills. . There’s a few different options owners have been using on some of their internal walls; 1. Concrete blocks. 2. Pressed earth bricks. 3. Reclaimed bricks. 4. Painted bricks. . Even if there was no environmental benefit to choosing these, the texture takes it all to the next level. . Which would you pick? (P.s. thanks for you help designing our home ❤️). . . . . #passivesolar #thermalmass #buildingourforeverhome #designbycommittee


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Finished the interior sheet rock today. You don’t see sheet rock being used very much in tiny houses for the obvious reason that people are concerned that it will crack in transit. We shared that concern but after talking to some very experienced tiny house builders including one who actually dropped a tiny house trailer at highway speed, (with no cracking!) it seemed like if sheet rock is done well and the house has good sheer panels, it can survive the strain of tiny house transport. If I were using my tiny house like an RV I might think differently but for the occasional move sheet rock seems to be fine. . Because I’m a stickler for both strength and lightweight, I had originally planned to use 1/4 inch birch ply but after running the numbers we realized that it would cost us an extra $800 and would only save us about 300 pounds. . Sheet rock also has advantages that you might not think about. One of these is the fact that it creates an excellent air barrier, keeping the significant vapor buildup of a tiny house from migrating into the roof cavity and walls, while still being vapor-porous enough to allow ambient moisture to stabilize. . The other thing it has going for it is thermal mass which is just as important as insulation if you’re looking to reduce energy costs. Speaking from experience small structures with 2 x 4 walls and 2 x 6 roofs will experience a significant day to night time temperature flux which messes with your sleep, creates problems with condensation, and makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Of course a small heater solves this problem but I like to design for off grid use because even in a grid tied application you still get those same energy savings. . Finally, sheet rock is easy to paint white, which makes the house feel bigger and lets you get the most light per square foot of window, meaning the windows can be a little smaller leaving more room in the walls for insulation and making the building more efficient. The gain is significant when you consider that windows lose heat at least four times faster than walls! . Thanks to our friends Tom and John for helping out! . - Brian . . . #blog #tinyhousebuild #tinyhouseinterior


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Progress. Luna now has been wrapped up in besser brick. Didn’t get the top layer mortared, but it seems she will need one more row anyway. Next week for that, methinks. Then another layer of grog on the roof, and she will be done! For now.. The idea is to hold heat just using brick and air. I may have to wrap it all in ceramic blanket and render over the top, but I’m hopeful this plan, when fully executed, will hold enough heat for relatively continuous baking. The oven is already working very well. Now it’s time to make it super efficient. Watch this space. #woodfired #bakersoven #thermalmass #besser #energyefficient #cleantechnology #huntervalley #nsw


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Here we have the apprentice hard at it, the first grind completed before frames and trusses #canberrabuilder #polishedconcrete #thermalmass #itwillallbeworthitintheend #bigbuild


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Concrete is a popular building material for a few significant reasons. Mainly, concrete building products can be double or triple those of other common building materials. Homes built with concrete walls, foundations, and floors are highly energy efficient because they take advantage of concrete’s inherent thermal mass, or ability to absorb and retain heat. Architect Robert Konieczny designed this large yet minimalist structure in 🇵🇱Krakow, Poland🇵🇱, which he ended up calling “Konieczny’s Ark” for obvious reasons. The house is a single floor layout, with only one corner coming into contact with the flat plane of the hillside, this was for security purposes. It gives limited access to the house, and he even installed a drawbridge and 10 meter sliding wall to completely close up the place if needed. Landslip is common in the Polish mountains, so to prevent the house from sliding down the hill he built the house as a bridge, with a series of 3 angled plates underneath that allow rainwater to flow freely through. The plates are concealed by concrete panels in what is essentially a reverse roof, yet it doesn’t come flush with the ground. The single floor layout and floor to ceiling glass perfectly frames the beautiful landscape. - - - - - #koniecznysark #concretehomes #thermalmass #realestatefinancing #privatelender #privatelending #americasprivatender #sharestates


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Thermal mass, noise reduction, low maintenance, strong and durable, fireproof, load bearing and most importantly Environment Friendly. These are some qualities of rammed earth construction that can think of. What do you know about rammed earth construction? #rammedearth #eartharchitecture #earthbuilding #earthconstruction #oldfort #ruins #strong #durable #environmentalfriendly #fireproof #loadbearing #lowmaintenance #noisereduction #thermalmass #ladakh_lovers #saspol #ladakh #architectureofladakh #bluesky #instanature #landscapeofladakh #phonephotography #picsart #landscapephotography #instaedit #safarnamawithsmanla


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This was a big pour 66m3 of thermal mass, with 7 different set downs to allow for all future floor levels to be the same from polished concrete- carpet - tile. Colour is 5% black oxide. #canberrabuilder #concrete #thermalmass #polishedconcrete #ruff_rock #jagpumpingpty


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Thermal mass is SO important in solar passive design. Buy it does always have to be a concrete slab. This feature block wall captures the sun and then thermal transfer warms the bedrooms on the other side during the night. Make a feature of it!! . . #thermalmass #sustainable #sustainablehome #sustainableliving #ecobuilding


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Octaform is being used in Iceland and around the world in sustainable structures. Along with extending the life of your building, Octaform also comes with a smaller shipping footprint, minimal maintenance, and maximized thermal mass and insulation. . . #greenbuilding #greenconstruction #sustainability #greenfuture #buildittolast #formwork #futuretech #concreteformwork #footprint #commitmenttogreen #makeitgreen #futureworld #durability #longerlife #restoration #concrete #strength #greenmatters #octaform #thermalmass #insulation #lowmaintenance #iceland


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Born out of a love for coffee, a commitment to excellence and a passion for working with thermal mass (like if you know what that is) 😜 Mule Coffee - fuel your day and your senses with every sip 100% Fuel 100% Mule⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #coffeeroaster #delicious #mondaymorning #probat #coffeetime #coffeelover #coffeelove #morning #coffeelovers #butfirstcoffee #monday #fuelyourday #getgoing #beproductive #loveyourlife #thermalmass


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