Quiz: Do you know how the Enertia Building System Works?
Have you ever heard of a house that doesn't need a heating or cooling system? The Enertia Building System uses clever architectural designs to keep a home's temperature stable. Take our quiz to see how you might be able to apply these green building tips to your current or future home.
The Enertia Building System works by _________.
recycling energy from garbage
using hydroelectric generators from rainwater
a combination of new and old building techniques
What is an Enertia home mainly built from?
Which type of timber contains a lot of resin and other important energy-related properties?
Northern red mahogany
Eastern red oak
Southern yellow pine
What is a dynamic envelope?
a self-opening and -closing mailing device
an airflow zone
Which of the following rooms would you usually place inside the buffer zone?
The _______ side of an Enertia house has a large bank of windows to provide access for sunlight.
What is the part of the outer buffer zone that absorbs most of the solar energy called?
solar panel collectors
What keeps the house warm overnight in the winter?
extra insulation in the roof
the gradual release of the heat stored in the wood
As the weather gets warmer after spring, the windows of the _________ need to be opened to prepare for summer.
southern side of the buffer zone
the northern side of the basement and the attic
kitchen and laundry
How does the sunlight work to keep an Enertia house cool in summer?
The sunlight provides power to air conditioners via solar panels.
The sunlight evaporates water on surface of the house, which works like sweat cooling a hot body.
The sunlight powers the convection current of the buffer zone.
When is the cooling effect of the outer buffer zone relatively ineffective at keeping the temperature comfortable?
nighttime in the summer
midday in the spring
afternoon in a dry winter
Enertia homes function with the greatest efficiency in ________ climates.
What type of heat is used to heat the living space of an Enertia house?
Why might you still need to install a heating or cooling system in an Enertia house?
if the climate is very cloudy or humid
if the mortgage or building codes require it
both of the above
If an air conditioner is required, what part of the design of an Enertia house ensures its efficient use?