- Interesting. It has a few high-tech anti-heat/humidity points, but I like the Tennessee and New Zealand designs better. Is corrugated metal really the bestMessage 1 of 2 , Sep 26, 2011View SourceInteresting. It has a few high-tech anti-heat/humidity points, but I like the Tennessee and New Zealand designs better. Is corrugated metal really the best choice of material for walls?I like the New Jersey design's use of concrete - probably not sustainable enough?I notice that the farthest-north designs have vaulted ceilings the others don't. Isn't that backward? Wouldn't it waste a lot of heat rising to the ceiling? The (Florida) Cracker-house design is noticeably missing (e.g. http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~liz/design.html).Most of them ignored the issue of water collection, and I don't see how it would be done with flat roofs.If we put all the designs together maybe we'd have a whole (even affordable) design. I guess they all have points that weren't explained though (especially the Parsons project, which explained nothing).Gripe: What is it with Houston and dark colored roofs? Most parts of South Florida are way ahead of the curve by having light-colored roofs - on light-colored houses (http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/). Here in Houston, if you put on an energy efficient roof, your homeowners association will make you take it off (assuming you manage to put it on without their interference first).http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/solar-decathlon-new-zealand.php?campaign=th_rss_design?campaign=TH_sbr_designhttp://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/solar-decathlon-team-appalachian.php?campaign=th_rss_design?campaign=TH_sbr_designRegards,AndreaFrom: evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@...>
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