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Raising the Bar on Sustainable Design: Designing for Beauty and Sustainability

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Raising the Bar on Sustainable Design: Designing for Beauty and Sustainability

Time: January 10, 2010 at 5pm to January 22, 2010 at 5pm
Location: Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Street: 189 VT Rte 100
City/Town: Warren, VT 05674
Website or Map: http://www.yestermorrow.org
Phone: 802-496-5545
Event Type: course, workshop
Organized By: Kate Stephenson
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2009

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This intensive 2 week course at Yestermorrow Design/Build School guides students through the process of designing their homes and landscapes to be harmonious, efficient and resilient. In the face of a changing climate and economy, we have the ability to shape our lives in a way that provides the comforts we want along with the food, water and energy security that we need. This course will help each student to develop beautiful and affordable plans for localized sustainability.

We will review historical and contemporary design solutions and technologies in order to help each student find their threshold for design response. We’ll focus on integrated-design: how to create multiple benefits with single expenditures. How can the landscape provide perennial food and regulate temperature? How much energy and money can you save with extra insulation and high-performance windows? What techniques can you use to improve comfort and dramatically reduce resource consumption?

This class will build on Yestermorrow's time tested model of Design/Build to focus participants on designing custom projects that demonstrate advanced performance. The class will be split between lecture and application, with many of Yestermorrow's preeminent instructors adding their expertise. Students will leave the course understanding best-practices for sustainable design and plans for the project of their dreams. Beginner to Intermediate. Led by Buzz Ferver and Aaron Westgate. Tuitoin $1400. Scholarships and discounts available.

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