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PRIVATE Energy Developments (update)
MarkSpaceSystems (Mssc): "DWELLING Project"
Energy and Design (EnD) component: "Shelter" Mssc 2014

Purpose (what): Shelter served one of the
1st needs of man
..= air-food-shelter = A roof of sorts...
TimeFrame (when): Now
Location (where): Any available inhabitable land area
Approach (how): Concentrate on Mfg/Mobile housing/homes
..multi-fam, multi-use or mixed-use...
..moveable/factory construction, develop or
..morph/evolve into new configs onSite
Reason (why): They're affordable, they're available,
they're do-able..& needed habitation.
Relatively low mfg cost, low maintenance

Dwelling: This is where it all begins
..mfd & mobile homes..
..what we used to call (eeH)
..TRAILERS - Fed-stds, state-stds
..Mobile, Manufactured, Modular,
..ParkModel, SingleWide,
..DoubleWide, split-Courtyard,
..U-shaped configurations
...Fort (circle-the-wagons),
linear, L-shaped, Cross(es)
BackStory: I used to think that an appealing, comfortable standing surface would be a nice first thing to have, until the sun beating down on me and the wind blowing me around, and the rain pelting me on the head convinced me that shelter comes first. With shelter u can develop whatever ground floor, raised deck wanted at ur leisure.

Concept: TrailerWide, skidded modules, stacked...
..Can be wheeled like MH for transport or mobility,

Concept: Stacking makes more shelter
-(elevation & underneath),
..& better living aspect.

Concept: Alternate stacked modules doubles
available footprint
..(& still can be undone, altered later)

Concept: Fold (down&up): Rooves, Decks, Fences, Porches,
..Tri-Angle Sections, Curved Sections, Open Beams

Concept: Half-timbered sections, Screened & Weather sections,
..Surfaces, Sustainable in target environment -
..(coastal, mountain, desert, arctic, arid, humid); on-a-barge, in a park, industrial, heavy/lite-mfg,

Benefits: This can be upscale, affordable, & leave
..lots of surrounding land = landscape,
..because they're smallish in footprint
..(ie, small fixed-footprint)

Development: Basic topology of the factory product ?
..limitations: mfg-able, materials, designs, space (LxWxH)
...benefits: quality, durability, maintainability,
...repeatability, other...

Development: Mfd roof strips/elements, like patio roof, room,
..beam(s), enclosure(s)(folding &/or rollup),

Development: Forms ? Primitive ?
..Rock/outcrop/cave, caves, trees, shed of branches, thatch,
...thatched panel(s),

Development: Forms ? Topology (footprint bound & not)
..Historical; Tent(s), TeePee, Lean-to, Shed, Flat,
..Compound Roof Structures, Hips, Gables, Valleys, Etc.
..Cantilevers, windows/doors, structural roof support,
...tile(s), elevation of colonnade, atrium, portico, fixed
& moveable canvas sections,

Development: Forms + Modern extensions...Materials, structures,
..machines, finishes, joins&joints, marking,

Development: Mfg advantages; solar cell roofing strips, tiles... surfaces solar productive,

Development: UtilityCore: a module that contains:
ALL needed permit utility access & service.
Central: air, water, waste, gas (ng,cng,lng,h2,o2),
..elec, heat, coolg, recycling, lighting, security,
...cables, sats, solar, electrolysis (for) h2 & o2,
This {Core} can be dropped-in anywhere needed,
expandable (with hooks), 1ba, 2ba, Etc,

&& put the permit on the perm- (permanent) parts
..This becomes the anchor for the desirable, moveable parts

Design: Mobile, extended, extendable, dwelling, Units of mobility,
..all street legal or mobile permitted movable, high, wide,
..expandable in all (many) dimensions, & can retract

Design: Over-size, hopefully not over-weight, ie,
..multiple units may be conjoined -
..all-modular, 3-axis, joined or not, telescoping,

Design: Use SketchUp liberally...use stock commercial modules of
..materials, ie dimension lumber +

Design: Tiles - These are high-tech sintered, aereated ceramic
..tiles with (massive R-value) +solar (see below)) SuperTherm
..coatings...& reflectives & convection/conduction/radiation.

Design: Tetrahedral beam structure, foldable sections, based
..on the triangular load-bearing section, need not produce
..rectilinear results in topology of product.
..Box-beam, Triangular-beam, OpenWeb-tri-beam, I-Joist,

Energy Design SITES

Architecture Week
Fine Homebuilding
Hanley-Wood Media

Off The Grid, ie, Get Off The Grid?
Off The Grid
Off The Grid News

Battery Power
Batteries-Lead Acid-Gel Sealed
Optima Batteries Red Yellow & Blue
Batteries-Lead Acid-Maintenance
Deltran Battery Tenders
Batteries-Lithium-Elec Design
e-book by
"Using Li-Poly Batts In Port Devs"

Sunsetter Awnings - Retractable
SFG SmartWay Transport Partnership w/
US-EPA Technology Vendors

DIY How-To Builder Bill Bradley
DIY Network-Home Improvement
Building OnLine
Fine Woodworking
Owner Builder Guide

Electric & Grid-Tied
Edison International
SoCal Edison
California Solar Initiative

The Energy Report-streetwise
The Energy Roadmap
Fed Energy Dept
California Energy Comm

Fuel Cells
Consider Fuel Cells
Fuel - Coal - "Clean Coal Tech"
Amer Coalition Clean Coal Elect (ACCCE)
Natural Gas
Pickens Plan NGas-Wind
Energy Tomorrow Oil-NGas

Metal Roofing Alliance

Product Certification

Science Daily
Space Daily

Concentrated Thermal
Abengoa Solar

CPV-Concentrated PV Today
Solar Daily

Cycle Car ACE 3-wheel
Can-Am Bombardier 3-whl
Fuel Systems Solns NYSE:FSYS
Veh & Pwr Alt-Fuel Sys

Vehicles Motive Power
GETRAG Range Extdr unit combines
2-cyl eng, ElecMotor Alt & Trans
Getrag at GreenCarCongress

Mirrored Glass Tree Home-Sweden

High Altitude Wind Turbine

Fuels-Alternative Engine-INDIANA USA
Jasper Alternative Fuel Engines

Fuel-Boilers: Application of conventional fuels (gas, liquid, solid) to boilers for distillation and power
Flash Boiler
Steam Plant
Steam Still

Fuel Cell

Fuel-Diesel-Truck APU
Aux Diesel, Alt, HeatEx, A/C, Air USA
Willis Pwr Sys-Truck Aux Pwr Unit

PUBLIC Energy Developments

247wallst NOW
10-ways Govt can ReBuild US Employment


Public Funds
Green Lobbies for Dollars 86Bn


Enecsys SPI Solar Micro PV Inverters

Solar-PV Panels
Abound Solar Mfg CdTe Modules in CO, IN

Solar-Research-UT-Austin & U-Minn
Process could increase conversion efficiency of solar cells up to 66%

Solar Boiler for Steam Engine
Rotating Solar Boiler


TransComData-AVL & Remote Data
TransCompliance-Specification Services
SpecTree-Comm Services
TransData On-Board Scales & Data
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