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Efficient Agricultural Buildings: An Overview

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By Tracy Mumma

Published: 2002

Updated: 2002



16 pages


Efficiency-focused building designs reduce the use of materials and energy in building construction and operation. Planning for efficiency can help save money and improve building performance. This publication discusses several ways to improve the efficiency of agricultural buildings and provides further references for implementing those strategies. Topics covered include suiting a building to its site, using natural systems, using renewable energy, conserving energy, and conserving material resources in construction.

Table of Contents

Matching Building to Site
Using Natural Systems
Renewable Energy for Agricultural Buildings
Energy Conservation in Agricultural Buildings
Resource Conservation in Agricultural Building Construction
Other Efficiency Strategies for Agricultural Buildings
Further Resources
Web-based Resources

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