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Net Zero Prefab House Endures The Heat Wave!

Oh myyyyyyyyyy it's hot...
How are y'all doing?
I'm languid, sitting under a fan, on a shady porch, with a book and iced something-or-another.
Movement is now before 7:30 a.m., or after 7:30 p.m.
Even on the water there is little wind.
Seeking shelter at the regatta once the wind died.

I'd love to tell you just passive solar design and insulation in a net zero prefab house will magically keep you cool through this heat wave at 70, but that just t'ain't so. HOWEVER, once you do get the interior cool, it will hold the cool.

The heat index is 104, 107, 109...
From CNN: Dangerous heat dome forms across the USA:

Ohhhhhhhhhh I love a little air conditioning to offset the crazy temperatures. But unfortunately, we have taken things too far, world-wide, and need to be more responsible.
Passive solar design + insulation
help to the prefab cool when it's supposed
to be cool, and warm when it's supposed to be warm.

Deal on cutting HFC greenhouse gases in sight for 2016
"A final deal is expected to reached at a meeting in October in Kigali, Rwanda. If successful, it would be the biggest single measure to limit global warming since governments adopted the Paris Agreement last December, seeking to limit heat waves, floods, droughts and rising seas.

At the Vienna talks, the last before the Kigali meeting, almost 200 countries convened to lay the groundwork for such a deal, hammering out details and timetables for almost eliminating use of HFCs.
The HFC talks are part of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which succeeded in slashing the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to help protect the ozone layer, which shields the planet from ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer.

But the HFCs that have often replaced them, while better for the ozone layer, are greenhouse gases thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide."

Sun rays above, sting rays below.
Now we just get on the water early in the morning
or at dusk, to stay out of the sun's rays...
And more, from the New York Times:
"The deal would be an amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the landmark 1989 environmental treaty designed to close the hole in the ozone layer by banning ozone-depleting coolants called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs.

In response, chemical companies developed HFCs, which do not harm the ozone. But the substitute had the wholly unexpected side effect of increasing heat trapped in the atmosphere, which worsened climate change."

Here's what you need to know about living in heat index 106+ temperatures: it's effin' hot. 
Sitting on a shady front porch under a fan with a glass o' sweet tea and a book... then, when the sun descends, heading into water until the stars come out...
You can do it.




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