While cruising the Patent Office website, I came across the invention of the year, the Enertia® Home. As a house fanatic, I was intrigued. The uniqueness of the Enertia® home is in its passive temperature regulation system. A combination of an envelope around the home and the use of wood ensures a constant temperature inside the home during both summer and winter. In the summer, cooler air is circulated through the basement, heated in the envelope, and released out the attic. In the winter, air is circulated through the envelope where it is heated by the sun during the day and the basement during the night.
The most striking aspect of this ingenious design is its simplicity. The Enertia® system uses no moving parts and requires no power whatsoever. The inventor, Michael Sykes, initially based his design on the natural properties of wood. It may not be bamboo, but wood is a sustainable resource. The prototype failed to perform as he calculated. Rather than give up he changed the facts; he treated the wood so that its thermal properties would perform as he originally expected. That is the best kind of innovation.
Check out US. patent No. 6,933,016 for more details on this fantastic invention. Don't build it yourself and risk infringing this patent. Sykes is selling pre-cut kits for different home plans. All you need to supply are the foundation, electrical, plumbing, and labor. In a few months you can be relaxing in your uber-comfortable Enertia® Home and scoffing at your negligible utility bills.
Huzaa to Sykes and his amazing Enertia® home!
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