The all-electric house: past and future

Vale, Brenda and Vale, Robert (2005) The all-electric house: past and future. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 8 (3). pp. 173-188. ISSN 1741-5268

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2005.008889

Abstract

It is possible today, to construct a house of comparable cost to a conventional one that will gain all of its energy from renewable energy sources. However, there are very few examples of such houses. This paper argues that the slow take up of these ideas has a parallel with the development and spread of electricity in the UK at the start of the 20th century. It also suggests actions that should be taken now that would mirror the successful original efforts of those promoting electricity for use in the home.

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Additional Information:It is possible today, to construct a house of comparable cost to a conventional one that will gain all of its energy from renewable energy sources. However, there are very few examples of such houses. This paper argues that the slow take up of these ideas has a parallel with the development and spread of electricity in the UK at the start of the 20th century. It also suggests actions that should be taken now that would mirror the successful original efforts of those promoting electricity for use in the home.
Keywords:Sustainability, Renewable energy
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture
ID Code:1179
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:14 Sep 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:16

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