Pacific Domes - Relief Domes
Many sizes are available depending on the application. The larger domes can be used for warehouse purposes, distribution of supplies, and also as a kitchen for food services. Our mid-range domes are perfect for classrooms and as portable medical centers. Our smaller domes provide a safe and weather proof shelter for displaced families, and are capable of sustaining hurricane-force winds.
Domes are energy efficient. The ambient airflow inside the dome is continuous, with no stagnant corners, requiring less energy to circulate air and maintain even temperatures. The energy required to heat and cool a dome is approximately 30% less than a conventional building. In addition, the high volume-to-surface-area ratio requires fewer building materials to enclose more space. The lower the ratio of a building's outside perimeter to its enclosed living area, the less energy is required for building, heating and cooling.
The sphere has 25% less surface area per volume enclosed than any other shape. The dome combines the inherent stability of triangles with the advantageous volume-to-surface-area ratio of a sphere. The larger the dome, the more efficient it becomes. This is demonstrated by doubling the diameter, which encloses eight times the volume.
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