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Striking UR22 House Uses Half as Much Energy as a Standard Home in Texas
Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 16, 2011 @ 11:06 am In Architecture,Daylighting | 2 Comments
A durable envelope clad in Vermont Slate keeps heat gain to an absolute minimum, while the wall and roof surfaces are also naturally ventilated to keep the breeze flowing. The home is also flooded with a generous amount of natural lighting  thanks to its clever orientation. Structural support is provided by sustainably harvested southern pine, and the roof’s plunging line enables easy rainwater harvesting. Finally, both solar and geothermal energy  provide what little electricity the home does use, which gives us hope that sustainable building is finally crossing party lines.
Via Dezeen 
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URLs in this post:
 Vincent Snyder Architects: http://vincentsnyderarchitect.com/index.php?/contact/contact/
 LEED Gold certified: http://inhabitat.com/pratt-institute-opens-gorgeous-leed-gold-certified-myrtle-hall/
 harvests all of its own rainwater: http://inhabitat.com/rainwater-harvesting-seattle-residences-aiming-for-leed-platinum/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/UR22-Vincent-Snyder-Architects-21.jpg
 generous amount of natural lighting: http://inhabitat.com/seattles-ballard-library-pairs-a-sweeping-green-roof-with-natural-light/
 geothermal energy: http://inhabitat.com/iceland-may-tap-liquid-magma-as-new-geothermal-energy-source/
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/08/15/ur22-by-vincent-snyder-architects/
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