Based on the law of conservation of energy, we know that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant, and it can be neither created nor be destroyed, only transformed from one form to another. Ancient folks were aware of this law and used to be one with nature. By taking distance from this important principle, modern civilization is paying a high price as we are moving towards total collapsing of the system and destroying the planet we call home.
Our Survival Sanctuaries are designed to work in alignment with this principle. The above ground housing units are constructed with eco-friendly intelligent materials, adapted to the environmental conditions of the region. They not only increase the efficiency of energy used, but also improve human well-being, which is an important health factor. The green buildings and earth shelter designs are projected based on advanced and safety proof technology.
Living off grid requires self-sufficiency regarding renewable energy. Thus, our sanctuary is provided with solar panels, which guarantee enough energy during sunny days. Moreover, analysis indicate that well-exposed sites at the highest elevations in our model sanctuary’s region are expected to have at least class 3 wind power at 50 m (164 ft). Seasonally, wind power is estimated to reach a maximum of class 4 in winter and spring, decreasing to a minimum of class 2 in the summer. This allows the use of a turbine to generate wind energy (see picture bellow). As contingency, we count with batteries that will supply vital energy needs. For sanctuary locations with large streams, i.e. large volume of water falling from significant height, we might consider using a micro-hydro power system.
Our locations have plenty of fresh water sources. We have designed contained sewage treatment that can be utilized for landscaping with no pollution of water aquifers. Besides storage provisioning, our goal is to become self-sufficient and sustainable as possible. Hence, we developed a multifaceted and verified design, in which we have a diversity of food production methodologies ranging from earth-regenerative permaculture farming to greenhouses to aquaponics farms.
Compared to traditional farming, aquaponics requires 2% of the water, 5% of the space, and produces ten times the yield. Traditionally used for producing cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, peas, cucumbers, radishes, watercress, strawberries, melons, onions, sweet potato, and most herbs, aquaponics will also produce fish and shrimps.
Permaculture, is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. (Permaculture Design Example)
The below ground subterranean earth structures utilize Hardened Materials including steel, concrete, fiberglass or composites depending on strategic terrain and specific design/build program for each particular location.
Survival Sanctuary has developed a Strategic partnership with Hardened Structures and will be utilizing the “Genesis” series developed for military applications and for the Underground Shelter System in certain locations.
The “Genesis” series represents the strongest, safest, best designed and built Underground Shelter System in the world.
- 3 Bar blast overpressure protection
- Multiple Seismic Events
- 100% waterproof
- Blast doors
- Fully Protected against EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) and HEMP (High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse).
- 100% rust resistance (zinc anodes)
- The best military grade NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) air filtration system available in the world (Temet)
- Integrated emergency escape hatch
The Genesis Shelter System can be expanded to unlimited occupants. The “Genesis” series incorporates a modular approach consisting of 4 main components that will be used to form a community configuration:
- Central Gathering / Dining Pods
- Power Pods
- Central Dome
To increase capacity or to offer a separate living, eating, and central gather area, the Genesis Gathering/Dining Pod will be added in most underground shelter system developments, thus increasing space and comfort for prolonged usage periods.
The following pictures provide a realistic view of the interior space of the “Genesis” units. Interiors can be easily re-designed to accommodate client specific requirements. The technical specifications will not change, only the interior layout.
The Genesis Living Pods can be added to the Genesis “Dome” – thus offering a very comfortable, spacious community accommodating between 50 to 150 people and can be connected in series to allow for an unlimited number or occupants. The Genesis Dome offers the very same technical specifications as the Genesis Pods to form a community that offers safety and security unparalleled by any other shelter product in the world.
By adding on an additional Dome and Living Pods, this community can easily grow to 500 to 1000 people for durations in excess of 8 years – for long term survival of catastrophic cataclysmic event.
Survival Sanctuary will use various shelter systems and designs as each strategic site plan in completed, including the use of subterranean condo structures.