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Whether you are adopting the model developed by Jim Kachadorian or using another designer's layout and plan, The Passive Solar House will provide you with pragmatic, immediately applicable solar design advice that is usable in any region or climate. Information includes: -- Proper siting and strategic window selection and placement-- Energy and money-saving construction tips-- Ideal air-exchange rates, and ways to avoid overheating-- Methods for gauging and maximizing thermal mass-- Criteria for sizing of back-up heating systems-- Interior design for year-round comfort
This book is brimful of worthwhile, constructive how-to advice, and gives readers the basis for understanding the hows and whys of solar design, including a succinct presentation of ten key solar-design principles that have defined and guided solar architecture for thousands of years.
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