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Builder"s guide to passive solar home design and land development

J.S Crowley

Builder"s guide to passive solar home design and land development

by J.S Crowley

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Published by National Fenestration Council .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCrowley, J. S.
ContributionsZimmerman, L.Z., Johnson, R. J.
The Physical Object
Pagination68p. $10.00 C.1.
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17587985M

Passive Solar Design is our post dedicated to designing with the path of the sun. Our Cost-Effective Passive Solar Design article in Green Building Advisor is a more detailed resource for designers and builders. 3 Forms of Solar Energy For Homes and Buildings explains the differences in solar technology.   This guide is aimed at helping you to design an energy efficient, passive solar home in a temperate environment. However, there is more to consider when designing a home than just energy efficiency. The interior of the home must also be functional and inviting.

In passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, reflect, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. This is called passive solar design because, unlike active solar heating systems, it does not involve the use of mechanical and electrical devices.. The key to designing a passive solar . The passive solar energy book. Edward Mazria. Rodale Press, - Technology & Engineering This is the bible in our office that we turn to for beginning earth sheltered or other passive deisgn/ sustainable homes. Sven Erik Alstrom / Ecological Architecture P.A., Lawrence, Kansas. The passive solar energy book: a complete guide to 3/5(1).

In the United States, interest in passive solar building design was significantly stimulated by the oil crisis. Dozens of pattern books were published in this period, including the Passive Solar Energy Book by Edward Mazria. In , the U.S. Department of Energy was created, and in Solar Energy Tax credits were provided. We build and design and build new homes, granny units and studios, etc. We also do residential remodels and additions. Whatever the medium of construction, our commitment is to support green and sustainable building practices. When we are the designers, our first priority is to design within your budget using passive solar, energy efficient design.


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