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Solar Architecture and Green Building


Bernheim Arboretum Visitors Center

The visitor center at the Bernheim Arboretum in Clairmont, Kentucky, is a simple post-and-beam structure of reclaimed and sustainably harvested woods—including cypress planks salvaged from pickle barrels—echoes the rhythms of the trees and frames views of the surroundings. Like the forest of which it’s a part, the building captures light, water, and air to the benefit of the surrounding landscape. Much of the roof is vegetated, producing oxygen and absorbing rainwater. Photovoltaics produce energy on site. Ponds collect rainwater for reuse and provide visual, acoustic, and thermal comfort. Geothermal heating and cooling creates a quiet environment and connects the building to the earth.  ©2009 William McDonough + Partners




Bernheim Arboretum Building Mimics Tree (USA)

"The Bernheim Visitor Center represented a magical opportunity; a chance to design a building like a tree. Made up of biological and technical 'nutrients' the building exemplifies the Cradle to Cradle approach to design. Imagine a building like a ...more


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Energy-10 Energy Simulation Software (fee-based)

For purchase from SBIC online store. ENERGY-10™ software is a powerful design tool that analyzes and illustrates the energy and cost savings ...more


Psychrometric Chart from Trane

These charts focus on the range of temperatures most suitable for comfort-cooling HVAC applications, and include the Trane coil curves, which ...more


Planning Tree Windbreaks (Missouri, USA)

Windbreak research has indicated that heat energy savings of up to 40 percent are possible when you use windbreaks. Most of these savings result ...more


SolArch (UK)

Solarch is a design tool for architects. It is for professionals who are familiar with passive solar energy. SolArch features DESIGN CHECKLISTS as ...more


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Zero Energy Building Certification (USA)

The Zero Energy Building Certification is offered after a project submits 12 consecutive months of net-zero-energy performance data. The program ...more


Living Building Case Studies

These case studies describe projects that have been certified as Living Buildings or Zero Energy Buildings., both of which require 12 months of ...more


Underwood Solar Future (Pittsburgh, USA)

Underwood Solar Future provides full-service solar panel estimating and installation for commercial businesses and residential properties at fair ...more


Ellensburg Solar (Washington State, USA)

Ellensburg Solar serves Washington State for both residential and commercial solar installations.

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