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Green Idea House Energy Bill Incites Photo Frenzy During Japanese Delegation Tour!
by Robert Fortunato on January 26th, 2014 4 Comments

We were honored to have a delegation from the Japanese government (that came all the way from Japan!)  tour the Green Idea House.  As a result of the tsunami and nuclear reactor incident in Fukashima, the Japanese want all their buildings to work like the Green Idea House, making more renewable energy than they use and prepared for potential disasters.

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Energy Bill Incites Photo Frenzy During Japanese Delegation Tour

Our excellent translator, Naoko Shirase, Explains how we make money from selling energy back to the grid.

Our excellent translator, Naoko Shirase, explains how we make money from selling energy back to the grid.

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Japanese Delegation + Robert in front of the Green Idea House


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4 Responses to “Green Idea House Energy Bill Incites Photo Frenzy During Japanese Delegation Tour!”

  1. Tsuyoshi Ito says:

    I am one of the delegation from Japan.
    Thank you to visit.
    This is a great green house.
    I expect further spread.

  2. Tsuyoshi Ito says:

    Without incurring the cost, it is helpful to for ideas to achieve a ZEH.
    However, dehumidification and cooling will also be a big factor in Japan.
    As it is, applying the technology of you is difficult in Japan.

    • Robert says:

      Tsuyoshi,

      Thanks for your note. You are correct, you will need to build for your climate zone and humidity level. Even so, many of the concepts from the Green Idea House should apply to passively heat and cool the building and reduce the energy load. You may, however, need to install a heat pump split system that is so common in Asia. Even still, applying the principles of the GIH means the base load is much lower.

      Hope that helps!

      Robert

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