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In recognition of limitations of energy, water and other resources, as well as the consequences of using them inefficiently, we are reevaluating the design and construction of the built environment. The lessons of science and history are clear: to live successfully in any environment, you must fit in with the environment. Let the strengths of the local environment -- sun, earth, vegetation -- provide your needs and comforts.

solar design
high mass = high insulation
radiant floor or hydronic heating
passive cooling
cool towers and ultra low energy evaporative cooling
using rammed earth in passive solar design
overview of straw-bale construction
solar energy and photovoltaics
solar water heating and solar ovens
tax savings for buying solar home products

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