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Solar-powered Josey Pavilion beats wicked hot Texas summers without air-conditioning

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 01, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Aug 31, 2015

One of Texas’ most eco-friendly structures is nestled in an unassuming native prairie landscape near Decatur. Named the Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion, the self-sufficient building promotes sustainable land management through education and demonstration—the 5,400-square-foot open-air pavilion is 100% powered by solar, uses zero air conditioning, harvests rainwater, and treats all wastewater on-site. San Antonio-based firm Lake|Flato Architects designed the award-winning pavilion to meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge, a sustainable building certification system more rigorous than LEED or BREEAM.






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