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Added on April 23, 2010 Keya Lea Zion National Park Zion National Park Visitor Center âEUR" Efficient and Passive Solar


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Ruth
- 30 days ago - greenpassivesolar.com
"building uses 70% less energy than its..counterpart...The highlights of the building are the passive solar heating and cooling, a Trombe wall, an active solar photovoltaic array, natural ventilation with clerestory windows and innovative cooling towers"



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Ruth R (250)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 11:20 pm
Please share.

Form the article:
"The highlights of the building are the passive solar heating and cooling, a Trombe wall, an active solar photovoltaic array, natural ventilation with clerestory windows and innovative cooling towers.

The building uses 70% less energy than its typical counterpart but did not cost more to build. Planning, energy efficient technologies and smart thinking, went into the design of the building.



The cooling towers provide natural ventilation by facilitating a flow of air into the building.

Because Zion N.P. is situated in the desert, it gets hot in the summertime, with temperatures regularly reaching 95 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. As the temperature rises, air is drawn into the cooling towers. The pads located at the top of the tower are sprayed with water to cool the hot dry air. The resulting dense, cool air falls through the tower to help cool the building."


 

Tania N (888)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 2:12 am
Thank you for sharing
 

Angelflowers D (84)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 3:43 am
Sounds great๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ
 

Animae C (512)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 3:47 am
TY Ruth
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 4:34 am
Noted!!!!
 

Ian Crory (28)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 9:18 am
:)
 

Ruth R (250)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 4:38 pm
Thank You! Keep sharing.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 8:26 pm
Thanks
 

Ian Crory (28)
Friday November 17, 2017, 12:15 pm
:0)
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday November 19, 2017, 12:22 am
Thanks Ruth.
 

Glennis Whitney (405)
Monday November 27, 2017, 6:34 pm
. Thank you for caring and sharing Ruth
 
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