is what we do for a large portion of our lives. Each day we
work towards money for house, home and transportation. How we
do that plays a major role in the future of sustainability.
Jobs that are sustainable, work at sustainable business ventures,
local jobs, and home based business are the future:
This organic garden was developed and maintained by the EcoVillage
of Twin Oaks. Copyright 2004 John Wilson
the power of the wind and collecting the suns energy, sustainability
is achievable even in the cold northern climate of Ontario,
Canada. Situated near the top of a hill, facing due south,
this passive solar house uses concrete flooring to collect
heat from the sun without the need for a furnace. Massive
straw bale walls insulate the home to retain heat in the winter
and coolness in the summer. A large skylight in the center
of the home creates a natural air conditioner that takes advantage
of convenction currents in the summer to cool the entire home,
while providing day lighting year round. All the materials
used in the construction are chemical and toxin free. This
modern home combines comfort year round, energy sustainability,
occupant health, and the inspiration of a natural setting.
combines with passive and active solar design techniques to
create a comfortable and inspiring natural home that blends
with the landscape. Copyright 2004 John Wilson
landscape sets the tone for the lines and angles that perfectly
collect energy from the sun just like the surrounding wild flowers.
Copyright 2004 John Wilson
lighting warms the cozy living room from morning until dusk.Sunsets
set off the large natural views to the south and west. Copyright
2004 John Wilson
bale walls provide R50-R60 insulation levels on the north
wall. Truth window (upper right) exposes the straw bale near
the entranceway. Minimal windows and doors reduce heating
loss in the winter. Gravel hides vents to the basement for
cooling in the summer. Copyright 2004 John Wilson
house exposes plants to light from early sun rise to sunset
all year round. Copyright 2004 John Wilson
on the Web on how you too can take advantage of solar, wind, straw
bale, green roofing and to learn much more about the construction
of the Wilson home see - http://www.NaturalLifeNetwork.com/wilson
/ Martin Liefhebber
The firm is the award winning architect for the Wilson House.
Breathe Architects is an unique design firm with leading edge expertise
in ecological and renewable energy systems. The firm combines a
variety of interrelated disciplines to develop affordable and environmentally
Construction Inc. (formerly C & R Construction) / Colin Richards
Kolapore Construction is in the custom home construction business
with a distinct view to the integration of natural, ecologically
friendly, and renewable energy resources.
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