Aloha everyone. I'm a newly converted addict to this website and to green building
Aloha everyone. I'm a newly converted addict to this website and to green building. I live in Hawaii, more specifically, the island of Maui, and I'm trying to find some info on how a high-performance home would look like here in Hawaii?
I guess more info that pertains to the type of weather in which I live. For example, we typically have the same weather year round, it rains pretty often here, hurricanes and tsunamis are threats, plus the salt water from the ocean, termites, etc. Any and all info pertaining to Hawaii would be awesome. Thanks again. I find myself reading a lot about things that we dont do here in Hawaii, such as heating our homes, lol. I dont mean to laugh at that but only homes that live higher in elevation may have a fireplace. Heating your home here is almost nonexistent. If we get cold here, we put on clothes, lol, and shut the windows. We do have a pretty breezy climate with trade winds coming out of the NE typically. Winds from the South bring the humidity which can make life uncomfortable, lol. Again, I know other places deal with far worst things and that's why they build homes in those places a certain way. I just wish there was a place I can go to to read about building a high performance home specifically here in my backyard. Thanks again everyone.
Posted Sat, 07/05/2014 - 15:45
Edited Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:37
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