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This is a GREAT tool for planning just what sort of overhang you'll need for optimal passive solar heating.

Overhang Recommendations For south-facing windows in temperate climates

Concept of passive house  and its main requirements for design and construction.

Concept of passive house and its main requirements for design and construction. Even includes suggested specs for U and R values!

To calculate the position of the midday sun at equinox, subtract latitude from 90 degrees.<br /> To calculate the position of the midday sun at summer solstice, add 23.5 to the equinox position.<br /> To calculate the position of the midday sun at winter solstice, subtract 23.5 from the equinox position.<br /> North of the tropic of Capricorn, the summer solstice midday sun position is slightly south of vertical.

To calculate the position of the midday sun at equinox, subtract latitude from 90 degrees. To calculate the position of the midday sun at…

Overhangs in Passive Solar by AislingH

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.

Experimental Zero Carbon Development is Antithesis of Eco-bling (Video) : TreeHugger

Experimental Zero Carbon Development is Antithesis of Eco-bling (Video)

Lloyd has railed against "eco-bling" in the past, also known as the practice of strapping on solar panels or other sexy clean tech onto fundamentally unsustainable homes or communities. But, when done right, solar

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Passive solar design is a great strategy for those who want to build a new home that heats and cools itself naturally— without costly mechanical

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Passive Solar Home Design. Minimizes energy use; reduces heating and cooling lo

Passive Solar Home Design. Minimizes energy use; reduces heating and cooling loads through energy-efficiency strategies & reduces loads in whole or part with solar energy. Because of the small heating loads of modern homes it is very important to avoid o

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