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August 27, 2016 News No Comments

Earth Ship

This mind-blowing experience of earthship took place on the 27th August 2016 from 12pm to 5pm in Titi, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. This project has supposedly created history being the first earthships in Malaysia where the entire buildings were built using recycled materials. Over 700 tyres, thousands of cans and bottles were used to build these earthships. With the help of the Temuan community and over a period of three months, ‘Build for Tommorow’ team built a community centre, and two dome-shaped houses in Negeri Sembilan . this self sustainable building will feature renewable energy, rain harvesting system, water filtration and and recycling systems, sewage treatment on site and passive cooling design. These earthships are genuine design meant to help with the environment in all ways due to its brilliant design, features and mechanisms.

The first and foremost one should pay attention to is the thermal/solar heating and cooling feature. Earthships maintain comfortable temperatures in any climate. The planet Earth is a thermally stabilizing mass that delivers temperature without wire or pipes. The sun is a nuclear power plant that also delivers without wires or pipes.

The second is solar & wind electricity. Earthships produce their own electricity with a prepackaged photovoltaic / wind power system. This energy is stored in batteries and supplied to your electrical outlets. Earthships can have multiple sources of power, all automated, including grid-intertie.

The next feature that is magnificent with earthships is contained sewage treatment. Earthships contain use and reuse all household sewage in indoor and outdoor treatment cells resulting in food production and landscaping with no pollution of aquifers. Toilets flush with greywater that does not smell.

Another interesting function is building with natural & recycled materials. House as Assemblage of by-products: A sustainable home must make use of indigenous materials, those occurring naturally in the local area.

Water Harvesting is also a very important function for earthships. Earthships catch water from the sky (rain & snow melt) and use it four times. Water is heated from the sun, biodiesel and/or natural gas. Earthships can have city water as backup. Earthships do not pollute underground water aquifers.

Food Production is just as important to any kind of settlement. Earthship wetlands, the planters that hold hundreds of gallons of water from sinks and the shower are a great place for raising some of the fresh produce you’d like to have in the winter, but find expensive or bland tasting from the supermarket.

In conclusion, the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

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