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Solar Architecture and Green Building


Bio-Dome Poo-Gloos Treat Waste

The Bio-Dome - also known as the Poo-Gloo - was designed to address the problem of communities outgrowing sewage lagoons. The device provides a large surface area on which bacteria can grow, providing the microbes with air and a dark environment so they consume wastewater pollutants continuously with minimal competition from algae.  ©2011 Wastewater Compliance Systems




Bio-Domes Treat Wastewater Naturally

New wastewater treatment for our green buildings? The Bio-Dome – also known as Poo-Gloo for its igloo shape – is a device that cleans wastewater using natural processes, and powered by a small amount of electricity that amounts to about one ...more


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Solar Radiation Data Manual for Buildings

This manual provides solar radiation and illuminance values for a horizontal window and four vertical windows (facing north, east, south, and ...more


R-Values Table for Materials

Chart of all materials types, their thickness and R-value

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Solar Water Heater Calculator

Use this calculator to explore the energy usage of your water heater, and to estimate whether a solar water heater could save you money.

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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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Spirae Renewable Energy (Colorado USA)

Spirae is an innovative technology company that delivers scalable smart grid solutions to global partners and customers. Spirae specializes in the ...more


Pittsburgh Garden Trail (USA)

The collection of seven urban garden locations on the Pittsburgh Garden Trail gives visitors a chance to see the city in new and unexpected ways. ...more


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


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