Eco friendly housing sets the stage for an energy independent lifestyle..
There are many types of eco friendly houses. Common to most of them is that they are well insulated, most store daytime heat for nighttime heating using heat storing material via the phase change principle. Many energy efficient eco homes employ heat exchangers to capture heat from exhaust air and use it to heat fresh air. Some are so well-designed that they could be heated with a candle and require no cooling equipment. Moreover, new technological innovations have created a wide range of eco friendly building materials and techniques. From wind turbines, to solar panels, to high efficiency lighting, ultra efficient insulation, glazing, water conservation, plumbing, recycling and much more. Read more