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Build an Energy-Efficient House

Build an Energy-Efficient House



Build an Energy-Efficient House

Australian architect Glenn Murcutt shows how to build energy-efficient homes
The most energy-efficient houses function like living things. They are designed to capitalize on the local environment and to respond to the climate. Australian architect and Pritzker Prize-Winner Glenn Murcutt is known for designing earth-friendly homes that imitate nature. Even if you live far from Australia, you can apply Glenn Murcutt's ideas to your own home-building project
1. Use Simple Materials
Forget the polished marble, imported tropical wood, and costly brass and pewter. A Glenn Murcutt home is unpretentious, comfortable, and economical. He uses inexpensive materials that are readily available in his native Australian landscape. Notice, for example, Murcutt's Marie Short House. The roof is corrugated metal, the window louvres are enameled steel, and the walls are timber from a nearby sawmill.
2.Touch the Earth Lightly
Glenn Murcutt is fond of quoting the Aboriginal proverb touch the earth lightly because it expresses his concern for nature. Building in the Murcutt way means taking special measures to safeguard the surrounding landscape. Nestled in an arid Australian forest, Murcutt's Ball-Eastaway House hovers above the earth on steel stilts. Because there is no deep excavation, the dry soil and surrounding trees are protected.
3. Follow the Sun
Prized for their energy efficiency, Glenn Murcutt's houses capitalize on natural light. Their shape is long and low, and they often feature verandas, skylights, adjustable louvres, and movable screens. Notice the linear form and expansive windows of Murcutt's Magney House. Stretching across a barren, wind-swept site overlooking the ocean, the home is designed to capture the sun.
4. Listen to the Wind
Even in the hot, tropical climate of Australia's Northern Territory, houses by Glenn Murcutt do not need air conditioning. Ingenious systems for ventilation assure that cooling breezes circulate through open rooms. At the same time, these houses are insulated from the heat and protected from strong cyclone winds. Murcutt's Marika-Alderton House is often compared to a plant because the walls open and close like petals and leaves.
The Marie Short House
Photo © Glenn Murcutt, permission of the Pritzker Prize Committee 
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INTERLOCKING BRICKS, LOW COST CONSTRUCTION METHODS

 Inter Locking Bricks (INTERLOCKING BRICKS)


We can see that our construction technology and construction materials existed here about a thousand years ago. However, our manufacturing industry is still very well-equipped and sometimes very important. This is where there is a need to switch to construction methods such as cheap INTERLOCKING BRICKS.


INTERLOCKING BRICKS is an important low cost construction method that now exists in Kerala. The wall is built by locking each other like a name. So we can reduce cement and sand use


Red soil, which contains at least twenty per cent clay, is used to make INTER LOCKING BRICKS, which is compressed into moulds with a certain proportion of cement GRAVEL and some chemicals to keep it scattered. It will have about 5.5 N/CM2 COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH

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Quality 

This can generate a profit of about 30-35% over building a house using other common means.

1. PLASTERING & amp; PAINTING essential.

2. Can be installed very easily

 

Disadvantages 

1. Electric wire cannot drill through the wall and pipe like normal walls

2. Cannot be used as LOAD BEARING WALL above two floors.

3. It is best to plaster or paint where water is likely to fall on the outer walls or cause it to collapse and fade colour.

4. EXPERIENCED workers are required


Comparison between Koncrete AAC Blocks & RCC bricks

Koncrete AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) Blocks are new-age-green building material that is easy to handle compared to Red Clay Bricks. The film compares all aspects of the AAC Blocks with the common Red Clay Concrete Bricks (RCC) and proves why it is better to use.
The blocks are large, easy to handle, superior in quality and most importantly saves in time and cost.






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HOME CONSTRUCTION IN KERALA A VIDEO TUTORIAL.

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This is double storied home design to suit a small family designed to a minimum land area of         7 cent. The normal flat roof style of this design gives a cost reduction in construction, without loosing its modern style with elegant painting and stone tiles wall cladding in front of the house. Approximate cost of this beautiful home is around  25 lakhs.






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Ground Floor -870 Sq.ft


Porch
Sit out
Drawing Room
Dining Room
Bedroom-1
Bathroom+Dress-1 Attached 
Kitchen

First Floor (613 Sq.ft)
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Balcony
Bedroom-2
Upper Living
Bathroom+Dress - 2 (Attached and Common )
Open Terrace

Designer: Vipin Mohandas

Total Area : 1483 Sq.ft
Estimated Cost : 25 lakhs   
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Build an Energy-Efficient House

Build an Energy-Efficient House

Australian architect Glenn Murcutt shows how to build energy-efficient homes
The most energy-efficient houses function like living things. They are designed to capitalize on the local environment and to respond to the climate. Australian architect and Pritzker Prize-Winner Glenn Murcutt is known for designing earth-friendly homes that imitate nature. Even if you live far from Australia, you can apply Glenn Murcutt's ideas to your own home-building project
1. Use Simple Materials
Forget the polished marble, imported tropical wood, and costly brass and pewter. A Glenn Murcutt home is unpretentious, comfortable, and economical. He uses inexpensive materials that are readily available in his native Australian landscape. Notice, for example, Murcutt's Marie Short House. The roof is corrugated metal, the window louvres are enameled steel, and the walls are timber from a nearby sawmill.
2.Touch the Earth Lightly
Glenn Murcutt is fond of quoting the Aboriginal proverb touch the earth lightly because it expresses his concern for nature. Building in the Murcutt way means taking special measures to safeguard the surrounding landscape. Nestled in an arid Australian forest, Murcutt's Ball-Eastaway House hovers above the earth on steel stilts. Because there is no deep excavation, the dry soil and surrounding trees are protected.
3. Follow the Sun
Prized for their energy efficiency, Glenn Murcutt's houses capitalize on natural light. Their shape is long and low, and they often feature verandas, skylights, adjustable louvres, and movable screens. Notice the linear form and expansive windows of Murcutt's Magney House. Stretching across a barren, wind-swept site overlooking the ocean, the home is designed to capture the sun.
4. Listen to the Wind

Even in the hot, tropical climate of Australia's Northern Territory, houses by Glenn Murcutt do not need air conditioning. Ingenious systems for ventilation assure that cooling breezes circulate through open rooms. At the same time, these houses are insulated from the heat and protected from strong cyclone winds. Murcutt's Marika-Alderton House is often compared to a plant because the walls open and close like petals and leaves.


The Marie Short House
Photo © Glenn Murcutt, permission of the Pritzker Prize Committee 
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M SAND an alternative to river sand

CONSTRUCTION ; M SAND AND USES
M SAND


‘Eco – friendly’ has become the brand name of kerala. This state which has been constantly taking initiatives to protect its natural balance. State and its people have a long heritage of discouraging anything that went against the natural equity of the land.
Because of that a new twist is the fact that the boom in the tourism industry and the IT industry has created a pollution free alternative for the industries that the state had lost due to its uncompromising decision on environmental issues. This does not mean that the state is entirely safe. Uncontrolled and indiscriminate mining of river beds for ‘sand’ which is one of the unavoidable element in the construction sector has lead to the death of the rivers which are in fact the life line of the state. They have great influence on the climate, vegetation and animal life. Culture and economy of the land, and tourism industry which is one of the biggest source of income and employment is all dependent on these rivers.
 RIVER SAND

The ever-rising demand for sand as a result of the increase in the construction work is killing many such rivers. ‘Bharathapuzha’ and its distributaries of Palakad district are the most effected in the state by this unhealthy practice resulting in acute drinking water storage and the drying up of the river itself.

These increasing environmental concerns forced the government to ban sand mining in the major rivers of the state. In any case, the illegal sand mining lobbies have grown so strong and influential that it has became a nightmare to the concerned officials to move a finger against them.

The good news is that the alternative to river sand is now available and a couple of major companies have already setup units of manufactured sand (M-sand) in the state. In palakad, a unit has been working for the last five years. Its products have been used for buildings and road constructions. M-sand is produced as per is 383-2970 of Indian Standard Specification for base and fine aggregates code and ensuring the quality of concrete structures.

M SAND is achieved through crushing big hard granites  into smaller particles similar to river sand its sizes, it is cubically shaped and rounded edges , processed and washed well before use to make clean from  dusts.
 
M SAND  FROM CRUSHED STONES


The code says that M-Sand should be “hard, strong, dense, durable, clear, and free from veins and adherent coaling; and free from injurious amounts of disintegrated pieces, alkali, vegetable matter and other deleterious substances. As far as possible, flaky and elongated pieces should be avoided”. The biggest arch dam of Asia, Idukki dam, was constructed using M-sand 40 years ago and it still stands strong proving the strength of the material. The cost of this novel material is also on par with the conventional sand. Ten tones of m-sand costs Rs 6000 which is the same as the river sand. Then why kill the rivers when there is a more superior alternative with less environmental problems?

Other major threat to nature is cutting down of trees. The typical Kerala houses usually take a great amount of wood to build but introduction of pre- cast ferro-cement products have changed the situation to a great extend. Pre-cast ferro-cement concrete products including traditional decorative items like the ‘charupadi’ - a bed stead like seat one finds in the traditional households are becoming popular in Malabar areas as they are cheaper and durable. Apart from the decorative items the pre-cast products being widely used for constructing low-cost houses include ferro-cement cement roofing slabs, ferro-cement walls, door frames, window frames, ventilators and many more.

The demand for these materials are likely to sore making this land a perfect ‘god’s own country.

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INTERLOCKING BRICKS, LOW COST CONSTRUCTION METHODS (ഇന്റർ ലോക്കിംഗ് ബ്രിക്ക്സ്)

ഇന്റർ ലോക്കിംഗ് ബ്രിക്ക്സ്  (INTERLOCKING BRICKS)


 നമ്മുടെ നിർമ്മാണ സാങ്കേതികതയും  നിർമ്മാണ സാമഗ്രികളും ഏതാണ്ട് ആയിരം വര്ഷങ്ങള്ക്ക് മുൻപ് തന്നെ ഇവിടെ നിലനിന്നിരുന്നതായി  നമുക്ക് കാണാൻ കഴിയും. എന്നിരുന്നാലും ഇപ്പോഴും  വളരെ സങ്കീർന്നവും  ചിലവേ റിയയതുമാണ് നമ്മുടെ നിര്മ്മാണ വ്യവസായം. ഇവിടെയാണ് ചിലവുകുറഞ്ഞ INTERLOCKING BRICKS   പോലെയുള്ള നിര്മ്മാണ രീതികളിലേക്ക് മാറേണ്ടുന്നതിന്റെ ആവശ്യകത.

കേരളത്തിൽ  ഇപ്പോൾ നിലനില്കുന പ്രധാനപ്പെട്ട ഒരു ലോ കോസ്റ്റ്  നിര്മ്മാണ രീതി   ആണ് INTERLOCKING BRICKS ഉപയോഗിച്ചുള്ളത്  . പേരുപോലെ തന്നെ പരസ്പരം ലോക്ക് ചെയ്താണ് ഇതുപയോഗിച്ചു ഭിത്തി നിര്മ്മിക്കുന്നത്. അതുകൊണ്ട് തന്നെ സിമന്റ്‌, മണൽ ഉപയോഗം കുറയ്ക്കാനും കഴിയും

ഇരുപതു ശതമാനമെങ്കിലും ക്ലേ  അടങ്ങിയിട്ടുള്ള ചുവന്ന മണ്ണ് ആണ് INTER LOCKING BRICKS ഉണ്ടാക്കുവാൻ ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നത്.ഇതിൽ ഒരു പ്രത്യേക അനുപാതത്തിൽ സിമന്റ്‌  GRAVEL, ചിതലരിക്കതിരിക്കാനുള്ള ചില  കെമിക്കൽസ്‌  എന്നിവ  ചേർത്ത്  അച്ചുകളിൽ കംപ്രസ്സ് ചെയ്തു വാർതെടുക്കുന്നു. ഇതിനു ഏകദേശം  5.5 N/CM2  COMPRESSIVE  STRENGTH  ഉണ്ടാവും
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ഗുണം 
സാധാരണ മറ്റു മാർഗങ്ങൾ ഉപയോഗിച്ച് വീട് നിർമ്മിക്കുന്നതിനെക്കാൾ ഏകദേശം 30-35 % ലാഭം ഉണ്ടാക്കുവാൻ ഇതു മൂലം സാധിക്കുന്നതാണ്.
1. PLASTERING & PAINTING  അവശ്യം ഇല്ല.
2. വളരെ എളുപ്പത്തിൽ ഇൻസ്റ്റോൾ ചെയ്യാവുന്നതാണ്
 
ദോഷങ്ങൾ 
1. ഇലക്ട്രിക്  വയരിങ്ങിനു നോർമൽ ഭിത്തികളിലെപോലെ  ഭിത്തി തുരന്നു പൈപ്പ് ഇടുവാൻ സാധിക്കുന്നതല്ല
2.രണ്ടു നിലക്ക് മുകളിലേക്ക് LOAD BEARING WALL  ആയി ഉപയോഗിക്കുവാൻ കഴിയുകയില്ല .
3.പുറം ഭിത്തികളിൽ വെള്ളം വീഴാൻ സാധ്യതയുള്ളിടത്  പ്ലാസ്റ്റർ  ചെയ്യുകയോ പെയിന്റ് അടിക്കുകയോ  ചെയ്യുന്നതാണ്‌ ഉത്തമം അല്ലെങ്കിൽ അടർന്നു വീഴുവാനും നിറം മങ്ങാനും  ഇടയാകും.
4. EXPERIENCED ആയിട്ടുള്ള തൊഴിലാളികൾ  ആവശ്യമായി വരുന്നു


 

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION (വീട്പണി ഒരു ആമുഖം)

പുരാതന കാലങ്ങളിൽ  അദിമ മനുഷ്യർ ഗുഹകളിൽ ആയുരുന്നു താമസിച്ചിരുന്നത്. പിന്നീടു പ്രകൃതിയിൽ നിന്നും, വന്യ മൃഗങ്ങളിൽനിന്നും രക്ഷതേടുന്നതിനായി മരത്തിനു മുകളിൽ ഏറു മാടങ്ങൾ ഉണ്ടാക്കി താമസിച്ചു തുടങ്ങി. കാലക്രമേണ മനുഷ്യരാശിയുടെ വികാസത്തിനനുസരിച്ചു വീടുകള്ക്കും മാറ്റo വന്നു തുടങ്ങിയിരുന്നു.  ആദിമകാലത്ത് മനുഷ്യന് സ്ഥിരമായ വീടോ സ്ഥലമോ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നില്ല. കൃഷി ചെയ്യുവാനും ഒരിടത്തു സ്ഥിരമായി താമസിക്കുവാനും അരംഭിച്ചതോട് കൂടി കൂടുതൽ സുരക്ഷിതവും സുന്ദരവുമായ വീടുകൾ ഉണ്ടാക്കുവാൻ അവർ പരിശീലിച്ചു. 

  ആദ്യകാലങ്ങളിൽ   പ്രാദേശികമായി ലഭ്യമയിരുന്ന്ന മണ്ണും, കല്ലും, മരങ്ങളും, പുല്ലും, മുളയും ഒക്കെകൊണ്ടായിരുന്നു വീടുണ്ടാക്കിയിരുന്നത്. അത്തരത്തിലുള്ള കുടിലുകൾ  ഇപ്പോഴും ചില ആദിവാസി ഊരുകളിൽ കാണാവുന്നതാണ്.


 
OLD  HUTS  
ആധുനിക  കാലത്തിന്റെ അവിര്ഭാവത്തോടെ വീടുപണിയും വളരെ സങ്കീർണവും ചിലവേറിയതും ആയി മാറിയിരുന്നു.
ദിനംപ്രതി  ഉരുയരുന്ന നിര്മ്മാണ വസ്തുക്കളുടെ വിലയും, ലഭ്യത കുറവും കാരണം സാദാരണകാരനു മനസിനിഷ്ടപെട്ട വീട് നിര്മ്മിക്കാൻ കഴിയാതെ പോകുന്നു. എന്നാല്‍ അല്‌പം വീണ്ടുവിചാരവും അമിത ആര്‍ഭാടമൊഴിവാക്കാനുളള സന്മനസ്സും കാട്ടിയാല്‍ കയ്യിലുളള ചെറിയ ബജററുകൊണ്ട്‌ കടഭാരമില്ലാതെ മനസ്സിനിണങ്ങിയ വീടു നിര്‍മ്മിക്കാം. വീടുനിര്‍മ്മാണത്തില്‍ ബജററിനൊപ്പം തന്നെ പ്ലാനിങ്ങിനും സ്‌ഥാനമുണ്ട്‌. കൃത്യമായ പ്ലാനിങ്‌ ചെലവ്‌ കുറയ്‌ക്കുകയും വീടിന്റെ പൊളിച്ചുപണി ഒഴിവാക്കുകയും,നിശ്‌ചിത സമയപരിധിക്കുളളില്‍ നിര്‍മ്മാണം പൂര്‍ത്തിയാക്കുകയും ചെയ്യും

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