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SAVING ENERGY AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT INTERIOR OF AN

ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSE

V. Ryan © 2006 - 2009

 

Study the diagram below. It shows a typical interior of a standard house. However, this has been altered to be as energy efficient as possible and environmentally friendly. Consequently, a heat exchanger has been added to the loft, powered by solar panels and many other gadgets have been added. The aim is to save energy and to protect the environment.

   

 

   

QUESTIONS:

1. What could be added to make the interior of the house even more energy efficient and environmentally friendly ?

2. Describe what you could do to make the interior of the house more energy efficient. For example, turning off lights when they are not need.

 

3. Most of the houses in the UK are quite old. They tend to use energy in a very inefficient manner. Old houses tend to be drafty, they lose their heat quickly especially in winter. Also, people tend to be very wasteful - they leave the lights on when they leave a room, doors tend to be left open even when the heating is on, the TV is left on even when people are not watching it etc........

Design a house that is very efficient. It could have solar panels or wind powered electricity generators on the roof, a computer system that turns off the TV when people leave the room, doors that close automatically keeping heat inside rooms instead of it escaping etc.....

A. Draw the outside of the house and label all the energy saving features (solar panels etc...) explain why you have included each one.

B. Select a room of your choice. Draw a ‘birds eye’ view of the room and label all the energy saving features.

   
 
   

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