[Greenbuilding] Heat pump vs radiant

Jason Holstine jason at amicusgreen.com
Fri Jul 26 14:06:34 MDT 2013


I think you need to plan for the need for dehumidification. The future is
going to get muggier.

Is it practical do an independent ERV-type set-up run (with separate radiant
install) with the job of humidity control?



On 7/25/13 1:06 PM, "Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn"
<info at ecobrooklyn.com> wrote:

> 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 <http://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 <tel:1%20347%20244%203016>  USA
>>> www.EcoBrooklyn.com <http://www.EcoBrooklyn.com>
>>> 22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231
>>> 
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