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The Team Missouri home shows a few of the common design techniques employed to best take advantage of the sun. Outside there are louvers that cover south-facing windows. That allows sunlight to provide indoor lighting and to help heat the home or to keep the sun out in hotter times of the year. The tilted ceiling allows for solar panels to take in as much light as possible and bring in light from the back as well. The building also used reclaimed materials extensively, including siding from a barn. Inside are cabinets built with boards made from sorghum straw.
October 10, 2009 8:27 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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