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Geometric Solar Home Cuts Energy Usage in Half
Posted By shane black On August 16, 2010 @ 6:45 pm In Architecture,Environment,Solar Power | No Comments
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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