Monolithic Domes: The Ultimate “Green” Building?

Image: Perry Gray-Reneberg  — In this photo, Perry Gray-Reneberg is observing the Living Machine at Berea College. He believes, “Sustainable living calls us to choose, today, for the consequences of our  choices to be a blessing, not a curse, on our descendants.”

Perry Gray-Reneberg — In this photo, Perry Gray-Reneberg is observing the Living Machine at Berea College. He believes, “Sustainable living calls us to choose, today, for the consequences of our choices to be a blessing, not a curse, on our descendants.”

Image: Graphic from the California “Passive Solar Handbook” — Regarding a Monolithic Dome’s super insulation, Perry wrote, “…three of the four structural dome construction materials — Airform, polyurethane and concrete (excluding rebar) — serve to isolate the dome’s internal environment from the outdoors.”

Graphic from the California “Passive Solar Handbook” — Regarding a Monolithic Dome’s super insulation, Perry wrote, “…three of the four structural dome construction materials — Airform, polyurethane and concrete (excluding rebar) — serve to isolate the dome’s internal environment from the outdoors.”