My Home Design of the Future

By: Briana Pierucci

Location of my Home

I will be living in the grassland biome that is home to many different species of plants and animals. To create a green environment around me I will not disrupt anything that is around me by not removing anything nor releasing any toxins, or harmful materials. Around my home will be plants like the Big Blue Stem, Blue Grass, and Buffalo Grass with Fleabane, Indian Grass, Purple Cone Flower, Milkweed and sunflowers.

Plants, Fertilizers and Pesticides.

Vegetables and fruits that will be accessible for me from my garden will be strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, asparagus, chives, basil, parsley, and rosemary because they are all native to the land and are easy to obtain.

I will also use organic pesticides and organic fertilizers. I will avoid chemical fertilizers because they can affect the life around the plants and could affect them.

Mode of Transportation

The mode of transportation I would park in my driveway would be an electric car. Electric cars run entirely on electricity stored in a battery and are recharged at stations at home, work or on the road. they have an operating range of 60+ miles and take about six to eight hours to recharge at 220 volts. These cars are great for the environment and give out less sound pollution and fossil fuels.

Waste Management System

In my house I am going to reduce, reuse and recycle goods like bottles and light bulbs I will either reuse or recycle waste like compost and I will use that for fertilizer and garbage.

Endangered Species

The endangered species I will sponsor would be a snow leopard because they are threatened by a lot of people for their fur and are critically endangered because of this and without help they will go extinct.

Chemicals Found in my Home

Three chemicals found in my house are bleach, laundry detergent and oven cleaner.

Chemical Compound

bleach: sodium, oxygen and chlorine
Sodium is located in the alkali metal family group 1. The reason why it is located here is because of its physical and chemical properties and because of its 1 valence electron it is placed in group 1.
Sodium is a metal.

Electrical Energy Source

The electrical energy source i will use in my house will be solar energy. I will put solar panels on my roof and the energy that radiates from the sun and the light rays will be captured by photovoltaics.

Physical Structures

Physical structures that make a house more efficient are the size, materials used and the design such as, if the house has a lot of windows which could be used instead of light bulbs. I will design a home that will reduce the use of energy by using more windows as my light source.


Appliances in my house will all be ENERGY STAR products like clothes washers, refrigerators and LED light bulbs. I would use these appliances because they are designed to use less water and energy.

Light Bulbs

The light bulbs i will use in my house will be LED's. I will use these because they, typically use about 25%-80% less energy than traditional incandescents, save you money, can last 3-25 times longer. So these are much better than regular light bulbs.
Intro to LED Light Bulbs: Part 5: LED Light Output and Efficiency


Two technologies that were invented through space exploration were water filters and smoke detectors. Water filters were invented when astronauts needed clean water in space, water filters existed in the 1950’s but NASA wanted to perfect it so there was purer water for them and they wanted the water to last them 10 times longer. Smoke detectors were invented when NASA was designing the sky lab (space station) in the 1970’s. The only problem was astronauts wouldn’t know if there was some toxic gas in the air or if a fire arose while they were on board so they created the smoke detector to give a warning when there was a fire or when it reacts to some toxic gas.

My House Design