Energy Efficiency

A checklist to make your yurt more energy efficient

To maximise the solar gain, windows and doors should be orientated within 30 degrees towards a southern direction.  
The transparent roof crown cover lets more light in through the Roof Ring, providing additional sunlight/heat.  
In hotter regions, extra natural ventilation is provided by rolling up the bottom of the fabric wall layer and windows and removing the roof crown cover.  
Use of natural material, i.e. horse hair ropes.  
We use a thick felt thermal mass to sustain the yurt’s indoor temperature. To cope with extremely cold winter weather (as low as -5ºC) – with an additional option for an extra thick sheep’s wool layer, suitable for even the coldest winters.
Solar panels or wind turbines generate electricity, and any excess is stored for future use or sold back to the national grid—please see the website link for these products.
You can use an efficient wood-burning stove to provide essential heat and cooking facilities.