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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.  

Fuller Dome Home
Portrait of Buckminster Fuller

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. 
Take Action: Attend these events to learn more about geodesic domes, Buckminster Fuller, his impact at SIU and building a sustainable future. 
  • 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 honors@siu.edu. 

For additional information visit: https://news.siu.edu/2019/01/011019-tenney-lecture-series.php 


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Saluki Green Action Team