If the design can include a passive solar component, this is just amazing. This room/porch could also double as a green house.
A collection of articles on Passive Cooling
Wonderful system for building into a hill while using the greenhouse to heat the home. This would be marvelous for indoor crops.
Ways To Prevent Global Warming Through Natural Building - this passive solar home captures sunlight and create an optimal space for growing indoors.
We Do Standing Seam Metal Roofs – Pennsylvania Metal Roofs for Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Berks, Chester, Lehigh and Philadelphia County
modified trombe wall
Foil Solar Panels for Windows (VERY Easy) Build one an hour!
Southern facing windows for passive solar heating in winter, and ventilation in the summer
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