150 Best Sustainable House Ideas
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150 Best Sustainable House Ideas features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even Trombe walls, the ideas featured inside are complemented by photographs and architectural plans of gorgeous, sustainable houses around the world.
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preventing glare and minimizing heat gains. Thomas Eco-House Architects: Dan Nelson AIA, Matt Radach/Designs Northwest Architects Location: Stanwood, WA, USA Photography: © Lucas Henning This four-story home allows a large amount of living space, while maintaining a relatively small carbon footprint; it also takes advantage of the views that the site has to offer. The design process of the house was guided by the owner’s interest in energy efficiency and a sustainable, low-maintenance
www.utopia-projects.com Zimmerman and Associates Sausalito and Sonoma, CA, USA www.zmanarch.com About the Author Francesc Zamora Mola works for Loft Publications, where he is the author of numerous architecture and interior design books, including The Sourcebook of Contemporary Urban Design, 150 Best New Apartment Ideas, The Art of Landscape Architecture, and Star Landscape Architecture. Formerly an architect in San Francisco, he currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
variations. 057 Skylights reduce the need for air-conditioning in the summer and provide solar heat in the winter. An alternative to conventional skylights is solar tubes, which use light-intensifying devices to direct light. 058 Window size and orientation are design elements that can reduce the use of heating and cooling energy. Glazing technologies can provide insulating and solar protection. MODERNest House 1 Architects: Kyra Clarkson, Christopher Glaisek/MODERNest Location:
floors. This design attempts to bring air and light to the partially underground basement. 077 It is important to understand the performance ratings of windows. Before choosing windows for your house, find out what type will work best and where they should be used to optimize energy efficiency. 078 Passive solar design decisions are based on building location and climate. These aspects need to be taken into consideration when deciding the orientation and size of windows. The floors