Sustainable Earth Sheltered

Incorporating earth contact into a home can greatly reduce the amount of energy required to maintain a comfort level, not to mention a considerable safety factor from Midwest storms.

Typically, these type of projects incorporate:

  • Front faces South for direct direct solar gain into a home
  • Rear faces North - is buried by earth
  • Sides can be fully buried or partially bermed
  • Thermal mass is a must- to retain that South sun
  • Daylit in several ways
  • Could be off-grid quite easily
  • Naturally venting