Sunlight through the year for use in passive solar design

Sunlight through the year for use in passive solar design Likes: Simple, straightforward representation of methods allowing solar heat gain with sun path

Passive solar house plans – Thinking of building any passive solar house; you need to know several basics concerning solar houses. There are 2 types of solar homes: passive solar and lively solar. Passive solar structures lure the energy from your sun through the use of certain house design strategies. Active solar houses also lure …

Passive House design strategies can greatly reduce building energy demand, but which system is best?

This is so cool... INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

Good, clear presentation of Seasonal Window Considerations for Passive Solar homes. Windows must be climate sensitive: check to see if they show be double or triple paned, or even covered with a thermal shade in coldest climates.

How can passive solar design be warm in the winter and cool in the summer? If properly designed and built, a passive solar building will take full advantage of

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping Cool and Staying Warm

stones used to retain heat in a passive solar heating wall // perhaps a natural stone barrier could be integrated into a cabin exterior wall for insolation

Project: Three Trees Location: Eagle Rock, California Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering t

Stained Concrete Floors, in-floor heat, passive solar home.  Smart Homes of Minnesota, LLC (mid construction)

Stained Concrete Floors, in-floor heat, passive solar home. Smart Homes of Minnesota, LLC (mid construction) Más

This is my current favorite. 1787 Sq ft. Great house! Efficient use of space (no hallways=no wasted space) great passive solar design with large low windows to catch winter sun and eaves to block hot summer sun. I would extend eves over the side with the main entry and create a covered porch, wood stove instead of FP. Add garage with entry through utility/laundry. Check out version 2 with carport.

3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, very open kitchen with large island, huge patio with outdoor fireplace. Almost perfect, just needs a tub in the second bath.

This Passive-Solar House Gives Us Warm Fuzzies  http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/home/passive-solar-house-gives-us-warm-fuzzies?utm_source=facebook.com

This Passive-Solar House Gives Us Warm Fuzzies

Excellent article: This beauty uses passive solar and solar power to make an energy-efficient house par excellence.

'The Nest' features a warm wooded deck, concrete floors, high ceilings and a 'floating' study. Photos: Emma Cross.

Bungalow to bold

The roof. The Nest - The roof rakes north to south to admit light without overshadowing the neighbours, In renovating a Melbourne bungalow, Zen Architects considers efficiency and sustainability, as well as the neighbouring aspect.

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