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Surpass Amory Lovins? E-House AC is still in testing but seems to be net-zero cost so far; Scarce water? E-House AC requires small amount of water but consumes none; Cooking? Get the best (most conductive) posts & pans you can afford--wok is one of the best; Offices? Zero-energy offices are possible; Cost? Hard to say exactly at this point, but if you have a well and ducting in your house, this would be a low cost add-on; Temp? Our water tested at 49 to 54 F; system works at 58F
It is 55 degrees F deep underground in NY because that is about the yearly average temperature. In countries without cold seasons the soil and the water, if any, under the house is not cold enough for air conditioning.
How much would it cost to have the e-house air conditioning installed for an average person?
How far are we from having the innovations of the eHouse and it's cooling system affordable for an *average* priced home? These ideas are interesting but not helpful if the average home owner can't afford them.
I've noticed a huge up-surge in e-housing, but is there anything in regards to e-architecture and lifestyles for office building?
Waste is a tremendous issue. What about my current home? I cook with natural gas. My stove has burners of different outputs, but even using them wisely I waste a great deal of heat energy. Is there some way to reduce the waste or perhaps use the excess?
What fluid coolant would be used in more arid, water scarce areas, such as Pakistan?
Cool ground air?
Will eHouse surpass Amory Lovins heating bill of less that $5/month and actually put more out on ConEd's grid than a typical resident would use.
... house he designed is so energy-efficient its monthly heating bill is just $5.
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