January 31, 2015 — Before "social media" was even a phrase we were hosting our own social media right here on our bulletin board. We loved interacting with Monolithic Dome enthusiasts from all over the world. However, with the advent of social media the need for the BBS has evaporated. Posts are now few and far between. The BBS is now locked as a read only resource to preserve the many frustrations and successes of the past. This isn't the end. We will be focusing our efforts on monolithic.org as well as social media. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or subscribe to our News Feed.
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collinar wrote:Think about it. You want to maintain 76F in your dome. While outside the dome it is 95F in summer, and maybe -10F in winter above ground, while below ground it is a constant 50F all year round; a much smaller temp differential. Add misc. internal heat sources (lighting, TV, etc.), which increase your house a few degrees and you can maintain 76F inside without any heating or cooling bill at all. Does this make sense?
If you are burying the dome for efficiency purposes the best way to go is to make a large insulation umbrella structure in the dirt above the dome.