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On Sustainability

On sustainable architecture ...
Passive houses

Passive Cooling:

Some information sources on passive cooling are:

  • The BuiltItSolar.com page on Passive Cooling, which includes a list of guides and tools.

Waste Water:

Greywater reuse

Malibu Greywater Handbook

Show cases

Zero Energy: Lakeland, Florida: The information about a comparison of a conventional and a passive house in almost identical settings provided by the Florida Solar Energy Center demonstrates a 92% reduction in net energy uses of the passive house compared to the conventional house.

Some examples of sustainable architecture:

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WMO Building in Geneva, Switzerland: This is a beautiful, smart, and sustainable building, a fun place to work in and to be at. See the nice description (local copy) ...

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IGES Building in The headquarters of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Kanagawa, Japan by Nikken Sekkei is a great example of sustainable architecture, for which the architect cut 40% in lifecycle CO. See the article in BSJONLINE. See also the list of Nikken Sekkei Publications.