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Mahiga Panorama1

The Mahiga Rainwater Court is a multi-purpose, full-size basketball court designed for the St. Joseph Mahiga Primary School and community in Nyeri, Kenya. The facilities include a shade structure that has integrated rainwater collection and UV purification system with solar panels for the water system and night lighting in areas without electricity.  ©2010 Architecture for Humanity




Mahiga Rainwater Court (Nyeri, Kenya)

The Mahiga Rainwater Court is a multi-purpose, full-size basketball court designed for the St. Joseph Mahiga Primary School and community in rural Nyeri, Kenya, north of Nairobi. The facilities include a shade structure that has integrated ...more


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National Climatic Data Center (USA)

NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all ...more


SketchUp (Free)

Includes built-in sun so you can easily draw walls or windows with shading devices, trees, fins, etc.

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Pilkington Sun Angle Calculator

This handy tool provides a relatively simple method of determining solar geometry variables for architectural design, such as designing shading ...more


Home Energy Saver

The Home Energy SaverTM calculator is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to ...more


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Sefaira (Fee-Based)

Sefaira Plugin for SketchUp & Revit - Inside your design environment, Sefaira provides performance analysis where you need it: inside the ...more


Solar Novus Today NEWS (Global)

Solar Novus Today, and its complementing newsletter, Solar Flares, combine traditional ...more


International Year of Light 2015

2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). This International Year has been the initiative of a large ...more


Urban Street Design Guide (Fee-Based)

The Urban Street Design Guide focuses on the design of city streets and public spaces. While other national manuals provide a general discussion ...more


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