A BETTER ENERGY-SAVING IDEA THE INTEGRAL URBAN HOME
A California-based nonprofit research institute has come up with a practical and commonsense approach to the energy crisis which completely short - circuits, the traditional methods requiring high technology and massive capital investment. Involved was the transformation of a dilapidated frame building into an energy-saving and resource-efficient environment. Informed people now agree that the average family's house and lifestyle, especially in the more urbanized and industrialized nations, will have to undergo fundamental changes towards being more environmentally sound based on reduced energy and resource consumption. But how should this be done? Where is there a model, a totally integrated example of energy - and resource-efficient living in a typical house? Suppose an average urban family of four, motivated to change their lives, but forced to live within the normal urban constraints of limited time, space, and light, asked:
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