Ward + Blake Architects Use Low-Tech Solutions for High Efficiency School Design in Wyoming

February 28, 2014 by  
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Award-winning Jackson Hole architecture firm Ward + Blake Architects received special funding for its energy-efficient design of a new central administration facility for the Teton County School District in Jackson, Wyoming. The new 8,600-square-foot Jackson Hole facility houses conference rooms, a large board room, and office space, and was able to save money for the school district while meeting stringent county sustainable construction standards. Ward + Blake Architects helped the Teton County School District apply for Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project funding to help offset the cost of some of the Teton County School District Central Administration Office’s innovative sustainability features, such as the natural gas furnace, intelligent building control system, and dimming sensors. In addition to high-tech sustainable design techniques, architects relied on more low-tech solutions such as daylighting to reduce energy loads and create an enjoyable work atmosphere. + Ward + Blake Architects The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green design , green schools , jackson hole , low tech , passive solar , reader submitted content , sustainability funding , sustainable design , Teton County School , Ward and Blake Architects , wyoming        

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Hong Kong’s Shocking 40-Square-Foot Apartments Photographed by Chinese Human Rights Group

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Could you imagine a family living in an apartment not much bigger than a king-size bed? In Hong Kong, some families are forced to live in 40 square-foot cubicle apartments that have bunk beds overlapping with cooking areas and food storage located inches from electronics. The Society for Community Organization  (SoCO), a Chinese human rights group, has released photographs of Hong Kong’s claustrophobic apartments as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the tough living conditions city dwellers are facing. In order to capture the feel and scale of these micro-apartments, photos were taken from the only full vantage point-above. Read the rest of Hong Kong’s Shocking 40-Square-Foot Apartments Photographed by Chinese Human Rights Group Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing hong kong , china housing , China small apartments , Chinese Society for Community Organization , Hong Kong , Hong Kong cubicle apartments , Hong Kong housing , hong kong human rights violations , Hong Kong population issues , micro-apartments Hong Kong , small living spaces        

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‘The Shed’ by Hufft Projects Glows Like a Lantern on a Hill in Missouri

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Inspiring Photos Reveal the Lives of People Living in Tiny Off-Grid Vehicles

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Do you dream about living a freer life in an off-grid mobile home? Photographer Andrew Waits traveled around the West Coast capturing amazing images of people that drifted away and now live happily in cars, vans, and campers with very few possessions. Waits’ moving “Boondock” photo series gives a glimpse into a unique nomadic subculture that sees cars as more than a mode of transportation – they can also provide shelter and a sense of home. Read the rest of Inspiring Photos Reveal the Lives of People Living in Tiny Off-Grid Vehicles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andrew Waits , Art , Boondock , living outside the system , people living in cars , Photography , renewable energy , Solar Power , US nomad        

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High Line Park’s Final Section Will Pay Homage to Its Wild Roots

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While we enjoy the manicured look of the High Line’s first two sections, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing the more natural aesthetic of the elevated park’s final portion . Called the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third section promises patches of untamed beauty that pay homage to the site’s history. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elevated park , elevated rail park , Friends of the High Line , high line , high line at the rail yards , high line section 3 , hudson rail yards , jenny gersten , native landscaping , native plants , rail park        

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What Planet Did OFIS’ Crazy Spaceship Football Stadium Come From?

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Latin America’s Biggest Solar Farm Will Replace a Dirty Fossil Fuel Plant in Mexico

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Just a few weeks ago the world’s largest solar thermal power plant switched online in Nevada, and now the largest solar plant in Latin America is underway just south of the border. Aura Solar I — a 30-megawatt solar farm– is currently under construction in La Paz, Mexico, and it will be the country’s first utility-scale photovoltaic project. The plant will be capable of fulfilling the energy needs of 164,000 people (64 percent of La Paz’s population), but that’s not even the best part – it will also replace a dirty thermoelectric plant that’s been poisoning residents with air pollution for years. Read the rest of Latin America’s Biggest Solar Farm Will Replace a Dirty Fossil Fuel Plant in Mexico Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy in Mexico , Aura Solar I , biggest solar farm in Latin America , commercial-grade solar , Mexico solar power , solar energy Latin America , solar power plant        

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Surreal Echappée Aquarium Lets Fish Escape the Tank

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The Echappée aquarium by designer Sebastien Cordoleani resembles something out of a Salvador Dalí painting. Something that would easily fit in with a collection of melting clocks, the French artist’s latest project elevates the traditional fish tank with a pipe and air pressure adjustment that allows the aquatic inhabitants to break free from an otherwise confined space. Read the rest of Surreal Echappée Aquarium Lets Fish Escape the Tank Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquatic habitat , echappee , fish tank , glass tank , materials for thought , salvador dali , sebastien cordoleani , surrealist design , vincent breed        

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Make Architects Unveil Igloo-Shaped Cinema Made from Reclaimed Cardboard in London

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U.S. Imports Expensive Feed from China to Satisfy American Appetite for Organic Eggs

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Bad news organic egg fans: your tasty breakfast staple might not be as ethical or good for the environment as you’d like to think. According to an NPR report, American farmers struggling to keep up with the skyrocketing demand for organic eggs have turned to importing organic feed from countries like China and India. Not only does the expensive, imported feed result in a large carbon footprint and depress domestic organic egg production, but skeptics also worry about the authenticity of organic feed sourced from countries with less stringent regulations. Read the rest of U.S. Imports Expensive Feed from China to Satisfy American Appetite for Organic Eggs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: egg shortage , farming , imported feed , organic corn , organic egg industry , organic egg production , organic eggs , organic farming , organic feed , organic soybeans , u.s. agribusiness , u.s. farmers        

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