SUSTAINABILITY

• Adapt existing buildings for new uses.

• “Deconstruct” and recycle building parts.

• Avoid skylights because of snow maintenance

issues.

• Use earth-berming and structure

to protect buildings from

northwest winds.

• See the “Common Principles”

section in the introduction to this

chapter for more

recommendations on

sustainability.

 

Figure of building with daylighting maximized by adding

high windows for additional daylighting.

 

Figure of Earth berm protecting a building

from northwest winds

 

Figure of natural landscaping on the

prevailing wind side of a building.

 

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