October 8th, 2011
Step into a green school and the first thing you’ll likely notice is the airy bright lobby.
It’s as if someone turned on all the overhead lights. Except they didn’t, quite the opposite. They turned off the electric lighting and let the sunlight pour in, and they did that while either keeping out the summer heat out and allowing in the winter sun, or both. Picture the electricity meter outside slowing to a crawl.
Architects and builders are getting really good at this trick. It requires some thought,