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Zero-energy home's cracker roots

07/23/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our first guest on today’s program is the director of buildings research at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa. Rob Vieira talked a little about the history of FSEC and some of the projects he’s presently involved in. In the 1990 Rob took part in a Cracker Home design contest. Cracker Houses used innovative passive cooling techniques to keep them livable before air conditioning was available. Rob talked about the house orientation, porches for shading, ...

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