is an EcoHome?
An EcoHome is designing and building
affordable, healthy, comfortable, durable, energy efficient and environmentally
responsible dwellings. An EcoHome utilizes recycled materials, super-insulation,
thermal mass, passive solar gain for heat and water, optimal solar shading,
active solar and passive convection cooling, divine inspiration, as
well as gray and rainwater harvesting to achieve a balance between resource
conservation and affordability. . It is economical to build and operate
with inexpensive, durable, passive and low maintenance systems and it
is ecological by design with resource conservative features combined
with environmentally low impact building materials.