Inhabitat features the Josey Pavilion in a new article, “Solar-powered Josey Pavilion beats wicked hot Texas summers without air-conditioning,” by Lucy Wang:
One of Texas’ most eco-friendly structures is nestled in an unassuming native prairie landscape near Decatur. Named the Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion, the self-sufficient building promotes sustainable land management through education and demonstration. The 5,400-square foot open-air pavilion is 100 percent powered by solar, uses zero air conditioning, harvests rainwater, and treats all wastewater on-site. San Antonio-based firm Lake|Flato Architects designed the award-winning pavilion to meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge, a sustainable building certification system more rigorous than LEED or BREEAM.