I am a pioneer designer and builder of passive solar, super-insulated, healthy and affordable homes, an instructor in sustainable design and construction, a specialist in hygro-thermal engineering based on the universal laws of thermodynamics, and a philosopher of authentically green design in harmony with the natural world.
On this site, you will find a ten-part essay series called
Riversong’s Radical Reflections On Shelter
- Context – land, community & ecology
- Design – elegant simplicity, the Golden Mean
- Materials – the Macrobiotics of building: natural, healthy and durable
- Methods – criteria for appropriate technology
- Foundations – from the ground up
- Envelope – our third skin
- HVAC – maintaining comfort, health and homeostasis
- Energy & Exergy – sources and sinks
- Hygro-Thermal – the alchemy of mass & energy flow
- Capping it All Off – hat & boots and a good sturdy coat
by Robert Riversong: may be reproduced only with attribution for non-commercial purposes
I offer design and consulting services and can be reached at HouseWright (at) Ponds-Edge (dot) net.
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