029 // What are the mechanical, lighting and water systems of a Sustainable Wellness House?
In a sustainable wellness home, we're striving to use as many passive design strategies as we can. Strategies like natural heating from the sun, natural cooling from wind, natural lighting, and natural ventilation.
But in most places in the world, these passive strategies aren't quite enough to keep a house comfortable year round, so mechanical systems need to be added.
This is especially true for ventilation systems. Mechanical ventilation is a must in a well-insulated and air tight house.
And of course other systems such as artificial lighting and plumbing are helpful to have in a home.
This week's Healthy Home Design Podcast episode covers all of this. We'll dig into the most efficient systems for heating, cooling, ventilating, lighting, and water for a sustainable wellness home.
This is Part 3 in the Components of A Wellness House series.
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What You'll Discover:
- Most efficient heating and cooling systems
- Water heating systems
- Mechanical ventilation strategies
- Net zero design
- Lighting for circadian rhythms
- Water efficiency techniques