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One Season House
Winner - Bronze
Designer: Sin-Yi Li - Architect
Company / Organization / School: WonderHome Construction Co., Ltd.
Team Members: WonderHome Construction: Sin-Yi Li, Bruce Yang & Jing-Ti Tsai RIS Interior Design: Hsin-Ting Weng, Shih-Ting Hsu & Jing-Ti Tsai BWK Green Architecture: Shih-Chieh Yeh
Energy Conservation:Tens of thousands of buildings are already constructed by applying this technique to conserve energy, and under long-term monitor, hundreds of them have actually achieved this goal. In terms of affordability, passive housing can reduce electricity used in air conditioning in a building by 70 to 90 percent. Costs first involved can be rewarded by subsequent reduced electricity consumption. Modeled on successful examples in Europe, the 8% average increase in construction costs can be paid back through low electricity expenses in 5 to 8 years. It is among the most cost-effective techniques in the current green-building industry. Planning and Using of Water Resources: Arrangements of vegetation and permeable pavement at the site, automatic drip irrigation system, water storage facilities, water-saving devices in bathrooms, and water-filtering system are made so as to accomplish the goals of reusing water resources and having drinkable water indoors, thus making life convenient and environment-friendly.