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North side of
the building

Back to north side of the building

1. Lower level of school underground

This side of the building often gets a cold wind blowing on it - especially in winter. Heat is lost faster from a building if it is windy and the walls are wet. By burying the walls under earth, the rain and wind can't get to the walls so heat loss from the walls is reduced.