a project's inception, Spherical designs works with architects, builders
and, home owners who seek experienced insights into advanced
construction methods and renewable energy concepts.
"It is not only what
we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable"
Changing the World One Home at a Time
are inspired by the positive examples set by other people. The most
inspiring renewable energy, advocates don't just talk
about how great
renewable energy, is, they use it. Installing a renewable energy system
on your home is the best first step toward a renewably powered community.
If your home is visible to your neighbors, you'll likely have many
opportunities to show off your system, educate the curious, and refer
people to your favorite local system installer.
This renewable energy implementation plan doesn't depend on agencies, organizations, incentives, programs, politics, or even magazines. It depends on us as individuals. And it works. More and more people are installing renewable energy, systems.
If we want to live in communities powered by renewable energy, we need to start by living in homes powered by "renewable energy. You for setting this positive example, and sharing your passion and your results. Our commitment is contagious!
Solar houses are not the homes of the future, but the homes of today. We don't have to wait for some technological breakthrough. The overwhelming sentiment from consumers is they wanted a solar house, and wanted to know where to buy one now. Convincing the building industry to integrate solar technology into houses, and educating people that solar energy is within the average person's reach right now.
The future isn't what it used to be-not when it comes to forecasting how houses will be built. In the past, Homes of Tomorrow showcased the gee-whiz technology of the moment. Reinforced concrete or steel or plate glass or plastics would deliver us to a better life. We had Mies van der Rohe's minimalist boxes, Bucky Fuller's Dymaxion Living Machine, the all metal Aluminaire House, and Philip Johnson's fishbowl-as-home. In the 1950s, when Monsanto built its 30,000-lb. plastic House of the Future in Disneyland, Walt Disney suggested that Tomorrowland's technological wonders could help to foster world peace.
As we move into a new millennium,. Homes of Tomorrow no longer seem to grab the public's attention. We've lost the sense that home building can be a revolutionary means of improving
society. Even the future of home building itself is in question.
We have fewer acres ripe for suburban development. Real-estate prices are escalating beyond the reach of many families. Traditional building materials are becoming scarce and expensive. Energy is an enormous concern: witness the record-high cost of oil, a nonrenewable resource whose supplies are finite and whose global demand is increasing. With even the way we build houses under scrutiny, it shouldn't surprise anyone that design is going to be a big concern.
Ways to build, better insulated, lighter, stronger, safer buildings built to last; fire-rated, termite-resistant and