This Norwegian House/Powerplant Produces More Than Twice The Energy It Uses
The slanted roof is set at the optimal angle to absorb sun throughout the year and also helps naturally ventilate the house. “We didn’t want to allow the technology to be the driver of the design in the house,” says Edwards. “We didn’t want the experience of the dwelling to just be electric equipment and sensors, so we focused on natural ventilation. The windows fully open, and it’s shaped for a natural updraft, to let air out of the building.”
The house was also designed to maximize natural light without overheating in Norway’s long summer days. “One of our goals was not to need sun shading, so you don’t have to pull down blinds when you most want to see out your window,” Edwards explains. “For example, the atrium gives an enormous amount of light but doesn’t require you shades that close out the view.”
Different technologies will be tested as the house operates, like multiple systems for heating and hot water, so the team can measure and analyze which is most efficient.
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A fire at the Rotunda building on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1895. By Rufus W. Holsinger.
How many times did the Rotunda burn?
e.e. cummings (via laliberty)
The term cobra effect stems from an anecdote set at the time of British rule of colonial India. The British government was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in Delhi. The government therefore offered a bounty for every dead cobra. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of snakes were killed for the reward. Eventually, however, enterprising persons began to breed cobras for the income. When the government became aware of this, the reward program was scrapped, causing the cobra breeders to set the now-worthless snakes free. As a result, the wild cobra population further increased. The apparent solution for the problem made the situation even worse.
Koi fish swimming in a circle
This is a remake of the diagram that can be found here.
The problem with libertarians is that pink market. The idea that war and imprisonment are immoral is pervasive in their nonsensical philosophy.
This isn’t a diagram of the five libertarian markets it’s a diagram of the five markets, just because things are immoral or wrong doesn’t mean that there isn’t a market for it. Moreover I think the more telling issue is that the pink and red markets are state approved. We pay for these things through taxes and most libertarians I know would like not to pay taxes especially because it funds those atrocities. Most libertarians also would like not to fund locking people up for participation in grey and black markets.