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A House of the Future

Which renewable energy sources did you use in your home?


To minimize carbon footprints, I use renewable energy sources such as the wind, water and solar.
What are the advantages of using renewable energy sources instead of fossil fuels?
There are so many advantages of using energy sources instead of fossil fuels. Renewable sources are abundant.
The sun shines everyday. The wind blows constantly, and water is always around. Second, renewable sources are
clean compared to fossil fuels. It doesn’t release carbon dioxide, mercury and sulfur into the air and water.
Technically, renewable sources are safe. And if people will start using renewable sources than fossil, it will create
jobs.
Which renewable energy sources did you not include in your designs? Why didn’t you use them?
I did not use Biomass fuels. I know woods, food waste and animal manure could be converted as fuels. But I
don’t like stinky things. If I will use biomass, I got to have another place away from my house. Otherwise, I’ll be using
green energy, and also suffer some health issues. I don’t want to smell it all the time. I don’t think it is worth it.

Do you think people in the future will have homes like the ones you designed? Why or why not?
I believe people in the future will have homes like the ones I design. Fossil fuels is not a
renewable resources. It took millions of years for nature to create it. Once they are depleted, they’re
gone. So people will look for alternative sources to create power. We need energy to survive.
Renewable Energy for Electricity

https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2017/10/20/are-solar-panels-worth-it/ https://s3.amazonaws.com/PDFPlans/windmills.html

The house that I designed will use solar panels and windmills to create electricity. The solar cells
will convert light energy into electric energy. While the windmill use the power of the wind to produce
electric energy. Both, solar panels and windmill will convert the power of the sun and wind into
electric in a clean process. It will not pollute the air and it is safe.
Renewable Energy for Hot Water

In my house of the future design, I will use On-demand heating


system. Like what we use in our house now. It is more efficient than
the regular water heater. It does not have a tank, so it will only heat
the water when you need it. How it works? Cold water will run
through the heat source and turns the cold water hot when it flows
out from the faucet.

https://thetinylife.com/improve-
a-tumbleweed/
Renewable Energy Sources for Heating and Cooling the House

My idea of house of the future would use a


geothermal heating and cooling system. According to
the website https://www.middletoninc.com/residential-
heating-and-air/geothermal-hvac-systems/ , will use the
earth’s temperature to heat and cool my futuristic home.
Basically, earth’s ground temperature is constant from
45˚F to 70˚F at the dept of 6ft. Depending on the
location. It will use an underground heat exchanger as a
heat sink and store energy when cooling and extract
energy from the earth when heating.
https://www.middletoninc.com/residential-heating-
and-air/geothermal-hvac-systems/
Label and Illustration of House and Renewable Sources Used
skylight
windmill
Batteries that
store energy
from the
windmills

My house of the future will use windmills, solar


panels to convert the power of the wind and the sun
On-demand heating
system into energy. It will use geothermal heating and cooling
Solar system and on-demand heating system to produce
Solar panel batteries hot water. It will also have a lot of windows and
stores skylight to illuminate the house.
energy Geothermal heating
and cooling system
Cost and Feasibility of the Futuristic House
Futuristic house may sound complicated, but it is feasible. A few house are already using renewable
resources such as solar panels, windmills and geothermal heating and cooling system. They already exist.
Is it costly? Yes, it is. Solar panels, windmills and maintenance are not cheap. It is also costly to install
Geothermal HAC system. But when you look at the money you save every month, I think is it worth it.
References:

Biomass - Energy Explained, Your Guide To Understanding Energy - Energy


Information Administration. (2018, June 21). Retrieved May 21, 2019, from
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Energy-Efficient, Renewable and Alternative Home Heating Options. (n.d.).


Retrieved from https://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/home-
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ESchooltoday. (n.d.). What is Renewable Energy? Sources of Renewable Energy.


Retrieved from http://www.eschooltoday.com/energy/renewable-energy/what-is-
renewable-energy.html

Geothermal Heating and Cooling - Middleton Heat & Air. (n.d.). Retrieved May 21,
2019, from https://www.middletoninc.com/residential-heating-and-
air/geothermal-hvac-systems/