Energy comes from many sources and the concept of self-sufficiency and sustainability depends on the resources available in a particular location and the specific needs of the end user community.
A summary list of alternatives and items to be considered in assessing the most suitable energy management system is outlines as follows;
ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN:
|Power generation systems
Single service trenching
- Hot water
- Space heating
-hot plate collectors
-slow combustion stoves
-rain (water) hydro
-back up and returning power to the grid
To achieve sustainability the Master Plan integrates the use of land, energy, water, food and materials consumption, waste and transport so that the ecological footprint of the community is reduced as far as possible to the site area.