Monday, June 29, 2009
--Another Helpful Resource
This one comes from a Dutch writer presently based in North Carolina. He provides a helpful rundown of many passive energy techniques. Of particular interest to me here in Alabama is his inventory of passive cooling techniques.
A New Regionalist Approach looks for ways in which the traditional architecture of a location can capitalize on these techniques while looking "traditional" and not "green." The reason for this effort is to combine the markets for traditional and energy efficient homes and gain significant marketshare from each as an effort to ground the Green Revolution in a market-based economy.
Green and Practical's article on Passive Cooling
A link from Green and Practical to an article on Solar Updraft Towers, the science behind cupolas in many older homes. (Did you really believe widow's walks were popular because of romance and not practicality?)