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Gay Head Lighthouse Visitor’s Center – Environmental Opportunities Les Norford January 16, 2007
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Beautiful site but what about utilities? Avoid the approach of the affluent – Somebody has to pay, for energy and environmental degradation Water may be scarce (as it is on Cape Cod) Please do not compartmentalize BT and Design
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Things to think about 1. Warmth in spring and autumn 2. Comfortable indoor environment in summer 3. Human waste disposal without sewer or septic system 4. Water conservation a. greywater recycling for irrigation b. rainwater capture 5. Little or no need for off-site fuels a. Conservation b. On-site electricity and hot-water production using renewable source (maybe) 6. Responsible choice of materials
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1. Warmth in cool weather Key factors – Insulation – Windows for solar energy – Heat-absorbing mass to regulate indoor temperature
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Passive solar heating Direct gain • Sunspace • Trombe wall
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