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Solar Architecture and Green Building


Desalination Solar Structure Rendering

The Teatro Agua Solar Desalination Plant is proposed by Grimshaw Architects for Canary Islands in Spain. It has a series of evaporators and condensers, using the heat of the sun to produce potable water from seawater. The design incorporates a desalination method with a publicly accessible venue for the performing arts.  ©2011 Grimshaw Architects




Desalination Using the Power of the Sun

Solar desalination is a technique to remove salts from water - usually seawater - using solar energy to make the water potable. Desalination has become important in supplying the world’s drinking water; In the middle of the 20th century, there ...more


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SketchUp (Free)

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

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COMFEN 2.1 beta

COMFEN is a tool designed to support the systematic evaluation of alternative fenestration systems for project-specific commercial building ...more


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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Window Overhang Analysis Tool

This tool lets you visualize the degree to which a horizontal overhang shades a window throughout the year. The development and maintenance of ...more


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Saving Energy at Home 2018

Saving energy saves money and makes solar or any power go farther! Vivint Solar provides these tips for being more efficient in using energy at ...more


Sustainable Business (USA)

Sustainable Business is a website resource that provides the following services toward a restorative economy: Daily Green Business News: concise ...more


Auckland Rooftop Solar Resources (New Zealand)

1) An average Auckland household consumes about 7000 kWh of electricity a year - what's your consumption?

2) Find your roof and click on ...more


Building Energy (Vermont, USA)

Building Energy is a solar, weatherization and energy efficiency construction company based out of Williston, Vermont, USA.

For commercial ...more


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