[Greenbuilding] Heat pump vs radiant

Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn info at ecobrooklyn.com
Thu Jul 25 11:06:51 MDT 2013


This is a typical tire packed earthship. I am looking to implement Passive
House methods and see where we end up. I'd like to use as much salvaged
materials as well of course.
I guess my question is not so related to an Earthship though. It is more
one of using solar thermal radiant or Minisplit PV.
Matt you raise an excellent point about humidity. For that reason alone it
may be worth going with Minisplits.
The larger question is what is a better use of money for an East Coast
building with land, solar thermal, PV or geothermal....?

Gennaro Brooks-Church
Director, Eco Brooklyn Inc.
Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
www.EcoBrooklyn.com
22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231


On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Alan Abrams <alan at abramsdesignbuild.com>wrote:

> GBC--are you talking about a Taos style, a la Michael Reynolds, adobe
> packed tire structure Earthship?  or is there some east coast variant...or
> is this your own concoction?
>
> AA
>
>  On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn <
> info at ecobrooklyn.com> wrote:
>
>>  Hello,
>> I am building an Earthship for a client in NY and he wants it bigger than
>> is ideal for an earthship, thus it will need supplemental heating and
>> cooling.
>>
>> My question is whether I should heat the space with radiant heating or
>> with a minisplit. Either system will be fueled by panels (thermal and PV).
>> Gennaro Brooks-Church
>> Director, Eco Brooklyn Inc.
>> Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
>> www.EcoBrooklyn.com
>> 22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231
>>
>>
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