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== Introduction == == Introduction ==
- +Living in a severe cold climate the neolithic people of the present day Orkney islands developed buildings using a technology that is again being developed for a low carbon future.
== Design Principles == == Design Principles ==
 +Earth is used as thermal mass - a substantial proportion of home is below ground.
 +Heat loss minimized by using tunnels between separate dwellings
== References == == References ==
 +[http:// {ancient sod roofed dwellings} ]
 +[http:// {modern earthberm dwellings} ]
[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/8181061.stm Skara Brae stone age village in Orkney] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/8181061.stm Skara Brae stone age village in Orkney]

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Introduction

Living in a severe cold climate the neolithic people of the present day Orkney islands developed buildings using a technology that is again being developed for a low carbon future.

Design Principles

Earth is used as thermal mass - a substantial proportion of home is below ground. Heat loss minimized by using tunnels between separate dwellings


References

[http:// {ancient sod roofed dwellings} ] [http:// {modern earthberm dwellings} ] Skara Brae stone age village in Orkney

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