120 Ideas for Tiny Living by Laura M. LaVoie

By Laura M. LaVoie

One hundred twenty rules for Tiny dwelling is the tale of ways one couple downsized their lives to slot right into a tiny apartment measuring simply a hundred and twenty sq. ft. during this publication, writer Laura M. LaVoie describes simply one hundred twenty of the tips that they had to show their tiny condominium right into a domestic. every little thing from building to adorning to spending time within the tiny home is explored. If you've ever considered development or residing in a smaller domestic, this can be a nice source for you.

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Concrete block, which was typical, usually amounted to an interior radiant barrier (Fi-Foil® reflective insulation), the equivalent of about R-4. Wraparound porches that had traditionally shaded windows and exterior walls from direct sunlight in Florida Cracker homes had given way to skimpy roof overhangs as builders looked for ways to cut costs. Air-conditioning ducts insulated to R-6 were left in unconditioned attics where summer temperatures could exceed 130ºF. More Than a Regional R ese arch Ce nte r Three decades after it was created, the Florida Solar Energy Center has emerged as an important center for national as well as regional research on energy conservation and solar energy systems.

In some parts of the country, there is still no energy code so the “cheaper the better” attitude prevails, which usually means the house sacrifices energy efficiency to upfront costs. Advanced framing Advanced framing (also known as optimal value engineering, or OVE) is based on studies conducted by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center in the late 1970s. Advanced framing techniques reduce dimensional lumber use by placing framing only where it is truly necessary. Practices include building walls at 24 in.

House, designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standards, followed nearly 9 months of computer energy modeling that reflected the architects’ efforts to marry performance and design. Because energy systems weren’t completely up and running until July 2009, it will be midway through 2010 before designers know whether the house is a true net zero performer. But with a robust solar hot-water system and 10kW photovoltaic array, designers built in a comfortable energy margin.

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