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Big Steps In Building: Stop Ignoring Orientation And Sun Control

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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Image credit Florida Solar Energy There are some very simple moves one can make to reduce the amount of energy a house uses, that any builder in America could do without adding much to the cost of a house. Builders ignore orientation, window placement and cross ventilation, all of which can make a huge difference. Customers buy plans or houses and don't even think about which way they are facing. One reason might be that they don't have the tools. Kris De Decker of Low-tech Magazine points us to a toolbox provided by Seattle Consultant Christopher Gronbeck's site Sustainable By Design .... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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