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Hardie Board by tsaeed
September 3, 2008, 4:07 pm
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Hardie board panels are made of fiber cement and are available in a variety of sizes to fit a particular module. They are also easy and quick to install and durable.

This is what was used for siding on the 100k house in Philadelphia.

Technical information is available here



MatrixAir Cladding by kdralle
August 31, 2008, 6:25 pm
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perforated cladding 

MatrixAir Cladding is a passive conditioning system. It is placed approximately six inches from any south, east, or west wall, thus creating a cavity. The cladding is perforated and draws air into the cavity. It then collects solar rays to heat the air. At night when the unit cools this warm air is drawn through duct work to heat the space. In the winter time snow will actually help the system as it collects reflective light as well.

The website did not allow pictures to be copied and pasted, so to explore this concept visit this website: http://www.matrixenergy.ca/ee/matrixair/ee_matrixair_welcome_1.html.