23 Jul '12, 2pm

Beat The Heat: Original Green Architect Steve Mouzon Says, "Condition People First"

Beat The Heat: Original Green Architect Steve Mouzon Says, "Condition People First"

Another in our series on how to design with climate in mind. © Steve Mouzon They say that the real estate market is finally recovering, and that builders are beginning to build again. If this is true, it would be wonderful if this time they could do a better job of it. Some builders, like KB Homes, are trying to build greener by putting solar panels on the roofs, the "Gizmo Green" approach. But is there a better way? Architects Steve and Wanda Mouzon looked at the suburban prototype from a different angle, for a design competition in Texas they entered for fun, knowing that they couldn't win. They hated the program, which "was classic Gizmo Green, focusing solely on better equipment and materials, and inexplicably banning several passive measures. " So they offered their critique of the program. © Steve Mouzon One of the most important principles that Steve discusses is th...

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