Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - 2:13 pm 
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Courtesy, Jim Arwood and Arizona Solar Center

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Built in 1981, this Tempe solar home is 68 percent earth covered or earth bermed. Features include a rock bed for heating and cooling, an attached greenhouse and a solar domestic water heating system.  Courtesy, Jim Arwood.

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In the 1970s many Arizonans turned to alternative building methods in response to the Energy Crisis. Many passive solar homes were constructed throughout Arizona. This home, in Flagstaff, was built in 1978 and provides more than 55 percent of the home's heating needs..  Courtesy, Jim Arwood.

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Passive solar homes in mountain settings reduce energy needs during heating season.  Courtesy, Arizona Solar Center

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The Great Depression witnessed the highest unemployment rate this country has ever known. A quarter of the American workforce was jobless at its height in 1932. The next year, the newly-elected President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed into law legislation that put the country on the road to recovery.

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