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July 2, 2015

Colorado Yoga Magazine

“Yoga for Your Home”
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April 24, 2009

Forbes.com

“2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard Awarded LEED(R) Platinum CS 2.0 Certification”
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December 12, 2008

Washington Post

“Bricks, Mortar and Serenity
New Rockville Building Has a Peaceful, Meditative Air”
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November/December 2008

The Iowan Magazine

“House of the Rising Sun”
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April 2006

House King Magazine

“Vedic Architecture: A millenary practice is reborn”
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February 2006

Upstate House

“Enlightened Design: Vedic architecture employs ancient design principles to promote peace and well-being”
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November 2005

Buildings Magazine

“Best Practices in Sustainability: Buildings Go Beyond Green”
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September 2005

The Times Journal of Construction and Design (TJCD)

“In Accord with Nature”
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Note: The Times Journal of Construction and Design (TJCD) is a publication of the Economic Times (India), one of the world’s largest business dailies. TJCD is a major resource for the construction industry of India.

August 21, 2005

Houston Chronicle

“Building has an ancient touch”
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August 5, 2005

The Rock Island Argus

“Vedic homes seek better living through architecture”
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July/August 2005

AAA Living (Iowa)

“Spotlight: Maharishi Vedic City—Iowa Shangri-La”
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July 15, 2005

American Way (American Airlines magazine)

“Lifestyle Feature: Home and Peace”
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July 7, 2005

The Washington Post

“Mind Over Mortar”
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June 20, 2005

The Washington Post (Business section)

“Tower II planned with the Maharishi in mind”
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Maharishi Vastu vs. Passive house principles

 

 A lady named Elizabeth has recently posted a comment on our blog page and I hope she is checking back to find an answer.  

This is an excellent question and one that is actually addressed in a more general way in the section on this website under the tab " FIND OUT MORE" and then "Sustainability"where the system of vedic architecture is explained in light of the current principles of sustainable, green design and construction. 

also, the examples in the left border of that page demonstrate how  the critical principle of eastern orientation of a building to the rising sun does not have to conflict in any way with the principle of gaining maximum solar energy by intelligently using  the south face of the building.  Be sure and click on the link to the Sustainable Living Center..the almost completed Maharishi Vastu classroom and laboratory  on the campus of Maharishi University of Management, IA. to visualize how this works. 

there are also numerous examples on the website and elsewhere of the abundant use of solar energy in Maharishi Vastu homes and buildings. I see no conflict at all. 

As to Passive House principles, we suggest you refer to one of our enews articles about a multi unit example in the USA of a Maharishi Vastu building that incorporates Passive house principles. We featured its construction phase in a blog on Nov 14, 2010.  I have just made a new photo album on fb- http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.292256724169156.69496.113127852082045&type=1 with more recent photos of the completed and occupied buildings.  There is no central heating or cooling installed in these buildings as it utilizes the Passive house principles of thick wall construction and super insulated windows and doors.  hope you enjoy it and Elizabeth, if you want to contact us further you can use the "contact us" form on this website.  It will come directly to us and we can reply to you more efficiently!  

 

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