100 % smart or back to the start? High-tech vs. low-tech

Johannes Manger

Johannes Manger

Johannes Manger, PR-Manager BAU

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2 Responses

  1. Steve Allin says:

    The low tech solution is a far more realistic option. The aim should be to reduce energy use, not find more ways of using it. The same choice needs to be made regarding energy generation. the focus should be on using less, not trying to produce the same quantity of energy we squander now with renewable sources. This is not the way to go. We need to find ways of building homes or work places that will be easy to maintain in the future and Hemp certainly has the potential to provide us with a natural high tech material which behaves in a sophisticated manner due to the highly complex structure of the Hemp particles. With this approach we can produce healthy and comfortable environments that will last many hundreds of years with simple maintenance. FABRIC FIRST!

  2. Robert Hammack says:

    ultimately, a combination. of low-tech design and high-tech materials may be optimal, for instance, low-tech rammed earth with high-tech stabilizers in a design to maximize solar efficiency, while minimizing high-tech sensors and controls. use the natural properties of the materials to assure comfort and efficiency in the absence of power, sensors, computer control, and so forth. no need for expensive powered humidity monitoring and control if the material properties keep the humidity in the comfort range naturally. not only is day-to-day operating cost reduced, but the structure remains livable if the absence of power.

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