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Look to the West


Most green homes try to face south or north, depending on whether they want to fl aunt their green creds. But infi ll often means compromise. VISION House®


LA faces west, yet still achieves


passive living and solar goals. The west-facing garage shields the home from afternoon sun, and awnings over the west window above the garage shield it as well. The window also allows for cross- ventilation to the bedroom. A sunset deck screens an adjacent bedroom and shades the home offi ce. The permeable driveway mitigates run off .


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