An Interesting Geometric Solar Home

I’m always interested in seeing what ideas builders and designers come up with, and how they implement some of the more fun elements of building science – and this example certainly caught my eye.  Built in Wisconsin by designer Shane Black uses solar thermal panels to heat a bed of sand beneath the house, keeping the interior temperature comfortable throughout the year. Combined with smart window placement and energy-efficient building techniques, the project achieves a 50% savings in energy consumption. Black’s goal was to create a home that utilized as many of his ideas as possible while at the same time being earth-friendly, proving that it’s possible to create a unique, beautiful home that also has a low impact on the environment.

I just want to know where I hang the Christmas lights!

Source link after the break…  

Be sure to visit Shane’s website to view a Flash Photo Gallery (sorry, iPad users!)
Via Inhabitat


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