New Forestry School Building, Kroon Hall Approaches Carbon-Neutrality

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Early this year, a new building opened on the Yale University campus that set out to achieve the architectural Holy Grail in the age of global warming — getting to carbon neutral.

The biggest savings came not from sexy new technologies but from figuring out how to make the design function like an old-fashioned cathedral, with a slender profile for maximum daylighting, an east-west orientation for greater solar gain on the long southern exposure, careful use of shading, and plenty of stone and concrete to store thermal energy.

Pursuing the Elusive Goal Of a Carbon-Neutral Building Richard Conniff Yale Environment 360 3/3/09

Read more here and here.

-Chris

One response to “New Forestry School Building, Kroon Hall Approaches Carbon-Neutrality

  1. What a breathtaking building and yet so modern looking. No wonder nobody posted anythign yet. Just Stunning. Any tips for getting on the A>A>P>C> physician’s exam? I have the AAPC membership for through the winter but I ned to buy the books and take the test. Anyone can e-mail me at htis site.

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