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Building Systems Integration Well-insulated straw bale walls and SIP roofs; clerestory windows for stack and cross-ventilation as well as daylighting; lower windows for cross-ventilation, daylighting, and views; metal cool roofs for summer comfort, prevention of icicles, rainwater collection, and fire resistance; passive systems for selecting, filtering, and drawing cistern water; and a hydronic radiant floor for heating.

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KODA is a tiny solar-powered house that can move with its owners

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INFOGRAPHIC: Build Your Green Dream Home With These Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Conventional Building Materials