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Ecological Architecture, Low-Cost Housing
Basudha research station, is built of adobe bricks and mud – to preclude wood burning, which is necessary to make standard kiln bricks. Basudha’s windows and doors are made of bamboo mats, instead of boards of wood. The house is designed to maximize entry of sunlight to keep the interior warmer in the winter, and cut off sunlight in the summer to keep it cooler than outside.
Basudha demonstrates how ecological footsteps of a household can be minimized by using locally available building materials, ecological sanitation, solar energy, and ecological architecture.
The EcoSan dry toilets on campus are a part of Basudha’s agroecosystem, by transferring anaerobically oxidized human excreta back into the farm soil.
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