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Smart House II facade

credit: Steve Mouzon

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Beat The Heat: Original Green Architect Steve Mouzon Says, "Condition People First"

Also on the subject of beating the heat, we showed Steve Mouzon's design for a house that works in a hot Texas climate without green gizmos.

Building a smaller footprint starts many virtuous cycles. For example, smaller floor plans are much easier to cross-ventilate because they are small enough that you can give every room windows on at least two different walls, enhancing air flow. And light from two sides isn't just more beautiful, it helps to daylight the room so that you likely don't need to cut on the lights until evening.

Beat The Heat: Original Green Architect Steve Mouzon Says, "Condition People First"