Message - Proper Orientation

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Posted by  Barry on December 10, 2001 at 12:09:49:

It really amazes me to see just how many homes there are around that have no regards to proper solar & wind orientation. I guess your average homeowner is not aware that the kitchen should face east to get the morning sun; the living room should face west to get the evening setting sun; the bedrooms should be on the north side where the prevailing winds come from, etc. Maybe itās also because they just donāt give a hoot & think itās not all that important. BUT IT IS! Even my own house is oriented all wrong. The kitchen faces west, the living room faces east & the bedrooms are on the south side. How screwed up is that? Good thing Iām only temporarily renting. I know one thing for sure & that is·when I do have a home designed & built, it will definitely be properly oriented for solar & wind consideration. There will be trees situated in the right places to act as shade & windbreakers too. By correctly doing so, it is incorporating organic architecture at it's finest. Nuff said!

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