Home Design of the future
a) 1. Sustainable ecosystem
2. My garden
I will plant the Anise Hyssop Agastache Foeniculum. This is a native plant to northern alberta in which will provide me with fresh leaves for herb, dried leaves for tea, plant divisions, fresh or dried flower heads and seeds. this plant grows in semi shade.
I will also plant low bush berries, these are also native to alberta. this plant will provide me with fresh fruit.
Many varieties of apple trees grow well in alberta so I will also plant two apple trees. in doing this it will create a good cross pollination. The two I will plant are "wealthy" and "Norland". I will not use any pesticides for this garden because it could affect other wildlife and the environment.
3. Mode of transportation
4. Waste Managment system
5. Endangered species
b) Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
1. Chemicals in our household
Common household products contain harmful chemicals such as detergent. Detergent contains chlorine which is not only harmful for your health, but also the environment.The water in the machines, which contains chlorine from the detergents, transfers the chlorine to the air. Causing us to breathe the contaminated air. Instead I will choose cleaning products made without chlorine.
Air freshener also contains harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde. At very high concentrations formaldehyde can cause nasal cancer. To avoid this chemical I will make my own air freshener by combining herbs from my garden and smashing them.
Soap may also contain toxic chemicals such as benzophenone-2. Although this chemical may be considered an organic pollutant, people are constantly using it and is seen affecting our wildlife. As this chemical enters our environment ad water ways, it kills off coral reefs. If it is continued to be used, the reefs could become extinct in a couple decades.
c) The Characteristics of electricity
1.electrical energy sources.
2. Energy efficient features
3.energy efficiant appliances
4. Light bulbs
Incandescent bulbs put more energy into creating heat then light (not what you want), making people use more energy for air conditioning. LED lights put almost all there energy to producing light , which is why they are more efficient.
d) study of the universe
Aerogel insulation was originally made for space shuttles, I will be using it for installation. This fabric has excellent insulation properties and can resist temperatures up to 650°C due to the material’s porosity. Even if it were to be exposed to high temperatures the material will never burn (there is a chance of forest fire in boreal forest). .
This fabrics thermal efficiency is greater then all other installations. This means it will help save energy in my home.
NASA created and researched water purification systems to turn wastewater from respiration, sweat and urine to drinking water. This was created to help astronauts living on the international space station and sustain them with water. This will be good for my home as I will be using the wetlands water as a source of drinking water and it needs to be clean. This advanced water purification system will help me do so.