Taking His Own Advice

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February 1, 2009
Originally published in Green Goes Mainstream
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  By raising the structure over the shaded parking area, the designers were able to provide additional cooling air from below, and eliminate the need for air-conditioning.
    By raising the structure over the shaded parking area, the designers were able to provide additional cooling air from below, and eliminate the need for air-conditioning.
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  Throughout the house operable windows enable cross ventilation. The ones Reitz and Kurath used contain krypton gas, a dense gas that enables heat to be transmitted more slowly, between the panes. The dining table and chairs are vintage Danish pieces.
    Throughout the house operable windows enable cross ventilation. The ones Reitz and Kurath used contain krypton gas, a dense gas that enables heat to be transmitted more slowly, between the panes. The dining table and chairs are vintage Danish pieces.
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  Reitz in the kitchen, which is outfitted with efficient fluorescent lighting and Energy Star appliances.
    Reitz in the kitchen, which is outfitted with efficient fluorescent lighting and Energy Star appliances.
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  The home’s entryway features fly-ash concrete floors and stairs cut from recycled steel.
    The home’s entryway features fly-ash concrete floors and stairs cut from recycled steel.
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