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Geometric Solar Home Cuts Energy Usage in Half

by , 08/16/10
filed under: Architecture, Solar Power

Unique and Geometric Solar Home Cuts Energy Usage in Half, solar home, shane black, solar energy, solar power, green architecture, green home, green design, sustainable architecture

This modern home built in Wisconsin by designer Shane Black uses solar thermal panels to heat a bed of sand beneath the house, keeping the interior temperature comfortable throughout the year. Combined with smart window placement and energy-efficient building techniques, the project achieves a 50% savings in energy consumption. Black’s goal was to create a home that utilized as many of his ideas as possible while at the same time being earth-friendly, proving that it’s possible to create a unique, beautiful home that also has a low impact on the environment.

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