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Trombe Walls and Wind Turbines are Good for the Environment but Tough on the Wallet

trombe wall Trombe Walls and Wind Turbines are Good for the Environment but Tough on the Wallet
This couple built their eco-friendly dream home that includes all the bells-and-whistles when it comes to environmentally conscious materials and design. But their fervor for living “green” hasn’t come cheap. There are less expensive alternatives to every solution they chose but if money were no object this house project would be a joy to plan.
Our favorite features are the Trombe Wall, a masonry structure that stores the sun’s heat from south-facing windows in the winter, releasing it throughout the living space and Shades and eaves keep it from heating up in summer, and wind turbine that generates electricity.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • Night Newbie

    Here’s more info on the Trombe Wall
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombe_wall
    Pretty cool concept that has been around for centuries. What’s old is new again.

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