SUSTAINABILITY

• Celebrate, but do not overuse, wood; especially

avoid scarce species or sizes.

• Employ daylighting to bring natural light into

buildings.

• Use hyperinsulation in Alaska and other cold

climes.

• See the “Common Principles” section in the

introduction of this chapter for more

recommendations on sustainability.

 

Figure of ground-coupled heat pump that draws warmth from the Earth in winter and deposits warmth in summer

 

Figure of maximum insulation and a “cold roof” created in Alaska and in higher elevations.

Vent space and Insulation are very important

 

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