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Solar Architecture and Green Building


Bali Green School Heart

The Heart of School at Bali's Green School provides a large gathering space made of bamboo for this environmental school in Indonesia.  ©2010 Green School




Bali Green School Designed with Bamboo

The Green School in Bali, Indonesia, strives to be as energy independent as possible while constructing green buildings using 99 percent natural materials – mainly bamboo, grass and mud – for its buildings that are cooled naturally. It ...more


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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


EcoCalculator for Buildings from the Athena Instit

In North America, the ATHENA® Impact Estimator for buildings is the only software tool that evaluates whole buildings and assemblies based on ...more


SUNREL

Aids in the design of single- or multizone energy-efficient buildings where the loads are dominated by the dynamic interactions between the ...more


Sustainable By Design

Sun angle, position, path, overhangs, louvers, heat gain.

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Straw Bale Gardening Website Resource

What is straw bale gardening? With straw bale gardening the bales act as natural containers for your plants. They’re like growbags or ...more


Environmental Impact of Lighting SEPT 2016

How much do we rely on lights? If we want to see what we are doing, the answer is a lot. Even during the daytime we need lights in buildings, ...more


Portico (USA)

Portico is an online tool used for the selection and specification of healthy products and materials for the built environment. The web service ...more


Affording Solar Panels 2016

Options like leasing and power purchase agreements (PPAs) from well-known solar names like Solar City and Vivint allow you to generate solar ...more


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