Im confused a bit.So after its built they will no longer replase the greenhouse plasitc or off grid batteries? Things break and fall apart to if it takes resources to make it,it will take resources to maintain.
Seth Pogue wrote:
Where did I say it will need absolutely no maintenance ever again?
Of course it does take resources to build. IMHO polyurethane foam (dome insulation) is the best use of petroleum on the planet, because the amount a person burns in their car in a week insulates the dome for centuries. Hydrated lime (roman concrete) would be used, reducing energy consumed during its production process vs. portland cement.
Once the dome is built it uses 1/4 of the energy that a conventional structure of same internal area uses, and keeps saving for centuries. Finish it with rock or self-healing waterproof concrete (kryton additive) and it has very very low maintenance.
There is no such thing as a perpetual motion machine. Since everybody knows this, it's not stated in my outline.
But it will need less maintenance than any town/city/house/community system I'm aware of that's currently on the planet. Please let me know if you find out about one that uses less.