Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices. Kelly Hart, webmaster of the popular website www.greenhomebuilding.com, posts text and photos featuring what he discovers from around the world.

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Kelly Hart has been involved with green building concepts for much of his life. He has also worked in various fields of communication media, including still photography, cinematography, animation, video production and now website development. Kelly has lived in an earthbag/papercrete home that he built and consults about sustainable building design.

August 04, 2010

Day Lighting Schools

Douglas County in Colorado has been pioneering the use of natural daylight for schools with impressive results. Not only do the students perform better, but the school district is saving many thousands of dollars in their electric bill. Some rather simple measures can assure that an entire library receives uniform illumination without harsh sunlight. You can see how they accomplished this by watching this video produced by Douglas County Television:

By The Light of Day from Douglas County Government on Vimeo.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jim Kellett said...

Thanks for posting!

10:10 AM  
Blogger amadi_construction said...

hi, interesting post....great site
good luck

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! If you have the sun, use it! Strange concept. Check out what I'm doing in Las Cruces, NM http://www.stearnscustomhomes.com

8:04 PM  

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