Passive Solar Design

Tapping Free Energy: Passive Solar Design

Passive Solar Design Most of us have heard of the term passive solar design. Some of us may associate the idea with unconventional, fully self-sufficient, ‘off the grid’ homes, but in fact mainstream builders, architects and homeowners are increasingly embracing the concept. Passive solar design is all about taking advantage of the suns free energy […]

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Earthquake

Japan Leads in Engineering Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Since the devastating Hanshin earthquake in Kobe in 1995, Japan has become a world leader in engineering new structures and retrofitting old ones to withstand violent earthquakes. Japanese engineers are now at the forefront of seismic technology, with all modern structures being engineered for earthquakes through strict building codes. Modern building codes in Japan specify […]

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