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==Types of windbreaks==
 
==Types of windbreaks==
 
Windbreaks around a house can exist in the form of [[hedge]]s, or walls (stone, soil, ...)  
 
Windbreaks around a house can exist in the form of [[hedge]]s, or walls (stone, soil, ...)  
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==References==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Passive solar house|Aerodynamics of a house affecting thermal efficiency]]
 
*[[Passive solar house|Aerodynamics of a house affecting thermal efficiency]]
 
*[[Earthship]]
 
*[[Earthship]]
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[[Category:Construction and materials]]
 
[[Category:Construction and materials]]

Revision as of 12:02, 9 October 2012

Methods of applying earth sheltering to a house

Earth sheltering and windbreaks can also reduce the absolute amount of heat needed by a building. Several feet below the earth, temperature ranges from 4°Celsius in North Dakota to 26°Celcius,[1] in Southern Florida. Wind breaks reduce the amount of heat carried away from a building.

Types of windbreaks

Windbreaks around a house can exist in the form of hedges, or walls (stone, soil, ...)

References

  1. Stephens, ibid.

See also

External links