Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa

by SARID INC.
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Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa
Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa
Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa
Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa
Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa
Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa
Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa
Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa
Teaching People to Build Better Homes in Africa

Summary

Teaching people in Lesotho, and Africa, to build climate responsive homes that stay warm in winter - even in subzero temperature. Homes tare heated with Solar Hot Water (SHW). Our prototype- built in 2015 for elderly, won a Global "Buildings" contest organized by MIT in 2016. See saridweb.org . We are planning to set up a vocational center for building skills, employment generation- buildings, and require no fossil fuel for heating. Also l teach them to manufacture wind devices for electricity.

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5
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Challenge

Most people living in poorer and colder, or hotter, regions of the world have homes that have little or no cooling or heating. Most homes rely on fossil fuels and/ or non-renewable energy sources, for heating and cooling. We have a building type for homes in colder and hotter regions. We built a prototype in Lesotho in 2015. The home is warm in winter and cool in summer using natural heating -with the sun's heat - requires no fossil fuels. Poor can build with local resources/ sweat equity.

Solution

People in Lesotho are very poor. All fossil fuel and electricity is imported. Half the country is snow bound in winter. Most of the population, the poor, close to 70% have zero or minimal heating in winter. By building a naturally heated home, we are saving the lives of the vulnerable such as children and the elderly, avoiding using of fossil fuels, utilizing renewable energy sources, - reducing utility expenses, labor driven so increases employment. Creates positive macro-economics.

Long-Term Impact

Technology can be transferred to other countries. It can build commercial and residential buildings. It will reduce the use of fossil fuels, recycle waste provide for lower carbon footprint homes and buildings, reduce Green House Gas emissions. The building type can be adapted for poor in economies such as Haiti, Peru, Latin America, South and South East Asia, USA, and also flood, seismic, and tornado impacted communities in USA. The technology is labor driven so it will provide employment

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

SARID INC.

Location: Lexington, MA - USA
Website:
Javed Sultan
Project Leader:
Javed Sultan
Lexington, MA United States

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