Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Northern Winds

NEC south side
Gray sky, strong northern winds, snow blowing; you would think it is one of those winter days you throw a lot of firewood in the stove. No, that’s not the case at all. We are again and again surprised how well the passive solar building style works: the Eco Centre stays nice and toasty on north wind winter days, because there are only a few small windows on the north side, and with the 18 inch thick, straw insulated, walls, the house hardly loses any heat. Today is one of those relaxing stormy days for us. The wind generator brings the power in, so I can work on the computer writing this blog, and the ground gets its, very much needed, snow insulation. Smiling faces.
NEC north side