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The Importance of Thermal Insulation for a House


How important is thermal insulation for a house? For those who live in places with hot climate, generally they would love to be able to cool down their house temperature and the same goes to those who live in cold climate who’d like to be able to heat up the house temperature.   To control or regulate their house temperature…

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Types of Construction for Thermal Insulation


Thermal insulation should minimize heat loss (or gain) allowing energy savings to be made, provide a comfortable environment for occupants, and protect a building from damage that might be caused by sharp temperature fluctuations (in particular, condensation). Heat exchange – by thermal convection, conduction, radiation and water vapour diffusion – cannot be prevented, but its rate can be reduced by…

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Human: Dimensions and Space Requirements


In architecture we study space for humans based on human’s body size in general. As explained in Architecture Data authored by Ernst Neufert, a book designated as the universal guide for architects: Space requirements between walls Space requirements of groups Step measurements Space requirements of various body postures Space requirements with luggage Space requirements with sticks and umbrellas   Space…

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A House’s Function for Human’s Need of Air


A house is essentially a shelter. And any shelters – house, some type of roof above the head, etc. – have one function for human, as a protection for human against the world. The world, the outside, is harsh, and human needs a house to protect them against the weather. A house’s function for human is to provide an environment…

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5 Ways to Breathe Better at Home


For security and comfort reasons, we need a house. We know a house must have at least 3 things: a roof, a door, and walls. Even if you fulfilled all three criteria, it’s not a very ideal home because it’s not comfortable for you to breathe in. So here are 5 ways to breathe better at home. 1. Outside Air…

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direct and indirect use of solar energy

Passive Use of Solar Energy


In the use of solar energy, a distinction is drawn between the active and passive use of solar energy. The active use of solar energy necessitates the application of equipment such as solar collectors, pipework, collector vessels circulation pumps for the transfer of the solar energy. This system entails large investment and maintenance costs which must be recovered solely by…

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heat losses and temperature differences as a function of position on the terrain

How to Use Solar Energy for the House (Area)


Solar energy is available free of charge to every building. Unfortunately, in many climatic areas, solar radiation is very low, so other forms of energy must be used for room heating, hot water, lighting and for the operation of electrical appliances. Fortunately for those who live in areas full of solar radiation, they can utilize solar energy to meet the…

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Guide to Make a Greenhouse


It is very complicated to plan out a greenhouse. It’s more than just a finding a patch of land to build a house made of glass for you to garden. Just the mechanics of the roof can be quite complex. Studying about a greenhouse in books or internet sources often just bombards you with technical knowledge; so here’s a short,…

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How to Fix Low Water Pressure of Faucet in the House


For house owners, it is very common to experience low water pressure of  faucet in the house. When you’re in the middle of having fun bathing using the shower, or the tedious but very necessary act of washing the dishes, or washing the car, or watering your flower garden and suddenly the water pressure became weaker and the water pressure…

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All You Need to Know About Coast


Do you have any idea what a jetty is? Do you know the difference between a cove and a cave? Can you tell me what a sandbank is? You may think you have already known all you need to know about coast, but there is a big chance you don’t. There are times when you know what you’re talking about or…

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