Hello Saluki Green Action Team!
Did you know: Geodesic domes are more energy-efficient than conventional housing? These domes were designed by Buckminster Fuller who was a professor at SIU from 1959 to 1970. Fuller built a geodesic dome, known as the Fuller Dome Home, located at 407 S. Forest in Carbondale.
What Makes it Energy-Efficient:
- Its decreased surface area requires less building materials.
- The concave shape creates a natural airflow throughout the dome.
- The dome is more resistant to extreme temperatures due to it having less surface area.
- The smooth surface helps protect it from high winds.
- Energy savings are 30% greater with dome houses over conventional homes.
- An Invisible Revolution: Envisioning a Regenerative Civilization
Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Student Center Auditorium
- The Geometry of Thinking Workshop on Fuller’s Synergetics with Kurt Pryzbilla
Feb. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Quigley Hall
- Reception featuring Buckminster Fuller’s models
February 6 at 5 p.m. at Quigley Hall Gallery
- Beyond the Bubble
Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at Soundstage, Communications Building 1116
- Regenerating Earth: From Problems to Potential
Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. at Morris Library, John C. Guyon Auditorium
- Buckminster Fuller Dome Home Tours
Feb. 6 & 7
Note: All events are free and open to the public, but due to limited workshop and tour space, participants must RSVP by contacting the University Honors Program at 618-453-2824 or email@example.com.
For additional information visit: https://news.siu.edu/2019/01/011019-tenney-lecture-series.php
Keep up the great work,
Saluki Green Action Team