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Green Smart Magazine : GreenSmart 2010
greensmart 2010 63 A generation ago housing was quite different. Houses seemed to be more in tune with the climate, and it was standard practice to consider orientation and shading when building. But as technology became more available to everyone, the design of our houses changed. It didn't seem to matter if the sun poured into the house in summer, we just turned on the airconditioner. Now this is all changing again. Technology is still an option, but why put pressure on appliances if all we have to do is be smarter and design for the climate. It just makes so much sense. You live more comfortably and it costs you less. For several years now I've been involved with organising Sustainable House Day and have seen some great examples of housing design working with our climate, while taking advantage of new technology. Today it is possible to seal the house's envelope but also have great ventilation. You can also manage Attending an open day featuring HIA GreenSmart homes can help you gain better insight into the workings of green homes. greener + smarter story > Judy Celmins Photo courtesy shmeco.com > sustainablehouse