The Solar House

While heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved.

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781931498128

Category: Architecture

Page: 274

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While heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved. Yet "natural conditioning" -- heating and cooling with passive solar techniques -- is a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, the author highlights certain egregious errors and shows how to avoid them. The author shows how to select a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly backup heating system; how to preserve indoor air quality in an airtight, energy-efficient home; and ways of employing green building materials in a naturally conditioned home.

The Passive Solar House

Since The Passive Solar House was first published, passive solar construction expert James Kachadorian has perfected user-friendly, Windows-compatible software to supplement the design process explained in the book by allowing ...

Author: James Kachadorian

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603582407

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Revised and Expanded Edition - Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design Software For the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using readily available materials and methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourself homeowners. True to this innovative, straightforward approach, the new edition of this best-selling guide includes CSOL passive solar design software, making it easier than ever to heat your home with the power of the sun. Since The Passive Solar House was first published, passive solar construction expert James Kachadorian has perfected user-friendly, Windows-compatible software to supplement the design process explained in the book by allowing homeowners/designers to enter the specifications of their design and see how changing a variable will affect its energy efficiency. This is the building book for a world of climbing energy costs. Applicable to diverse regions, climates, budgets, and styles of architecture, Kachadorian's techniques translate the essentials of timeless solar design into practical wisdom for today's solar builders. Profiles of successful passive solar design, construction, and retrofit projects from readers of the first edition provide inspiration to first-time homebuilders and renovators alike.

The Passive Solar House

This is the building book for a world of climbing energy costs.

Author: James Kachadorian

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 1933392037

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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Offering proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, this new, updated edition includes CSOL passive polar design software, making it easier than ever to heat a home with the power of the sun.

Passive Solar House Basics

Van Dresser's text and pictures provide a beginner's course in adobe construction and passive solar heat collection, including suggestions for natural heat circulation and heat storage in thermal mass.

Author: Peter Van Dresser

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 0941270904

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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Lays out in plain language what an owner/builder or designer will need to know about siting, designing, constructing, and living in a solar adobe home. Van Dresser's text and pictures provide a beginner's course in adobe construction and passive solar heat collection, including suggestions for natural heat circulation and heat storage in thermal mass. Included are sample house plans, ideas for solar hot water heaters, and plans-to-scale for solar crop dryers.

Passive Solar Architecture

Passive Solar Architecture also discusses “greener” and more-sustainable building materials and how to use them, and explores the historical roots of green design that have made possible buildings that produce more energy and other ...

Author: David Bainbridge

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603584203

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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New buildings can be designed to be solar oriented, naturally heated and cooled, naturally lit and ventilated, and made with renewable, sustainable materials—no matter the location or climate. In this comprehensive overview of passive solar design, two of America’s solar pioneers give homeowners, architects, designers, and builders the keys to successfully harnessing the sun and maximizing climate resources for heating, cooling, ventilation, and daylighting. Bainbridge and Haggard draw upon examples from their own experiences, as well as those of others, of more than three decades to offer both overarching principles as well as the details and formulas needed to successfully design a more comfortable, healthy, and secure place in which to live, laugh, dance, and be comfortable. Even if the power goes off. Passive Solar Architecture also discusses “greener” and more-sustainable building materials and how to use them, and explores the historical roots of green design that have made possible buildings that produce more energy and other resources than they use.

The Passive Solar Energy Book

Presents technical information on passive energy design and application, using illustrations and text, and includes 27 design patterns for use in designing a passive energy system.

Author: Edward Mazria

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000043384U

Category: Solar energy

Page: 435

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Presents technical information on passive energy design and application, using illustrations and text, and includes 27 design patterns for use in designing a passive energy system.

Passive Solar Buildings

It is filled with tips and useful research for architects and designers and includes three substantial chapters on general modeling. Passive solar heating works.

Author: J. Douglas Balcomb

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262023415

Category: Science

Page: 534

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Describes developments in passive solar technology that will save time, energy, and resources in planning for the buildings of the future.

Passive Solar Architecture

Bainbridge and Haggard draw upon examples from their own experiences, as well as those of others, of more than three decades to offer both overarching principles as well as the details and formulas needed to successfully design a more ...

Author: David A. Bainbridge

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 1603582967

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

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Bainbridge and Haggard draw upon examples from their own experiences, as well as those of others, of more than three decades to offer both overarching principles as well as the details and formulas needed to successfully design a more comfortable, healthy, and secure place in which to live, laugh, dance, and be comfortable. Even if the power goes off. --

The Chinese Greenhouse

"Essential reading for pioneers of Chinese greenhouses." — Pam Dawling, author, The Year-Round Hoophouse and Sustainable Market Farming "If you are looking to increase your antifragility by building a truly passive solar greenhouse you ...

Author: Dan Chiras

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771423175

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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Grow vegetables year-round in a greenhouse powered only by solar energy Originally developed in China to feed millions, Chinese greenhouses are earth-sheltered, solar-heated, east-west oriented, intelligently glazed, and well-insulated. They have proven highly effective in growing warm-weather vegetables and fruits like green peppers and tomatoes in cold climates through fall, winter, and early spring using passive solar energy as the sole heat source. The Chinese Greenhouse is a full-color comprehensive guide to these passive solar greenhouses for self-sufficiency and growing year-round in soil or aquaponic grow beds with no additional heat. Coverage includes: How to design, build, and operate a Chinese greenhouse How to improve performance via short-term and long-term heat banking How to provide additional heat to make your greenhouse operate even more effectively How to cool the greenhouse during the summer. Become a more self-sufficient gardener, growing and harvesting a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables year-round, with your own Chinese greenhouse.

The Solar House

OVERHANGS AND WINDOW SHADES Besides south-facing glass, insulation, and thermal mass, a direct-gain passive solar home requires overhang to regulate solar ...

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603580151

Category: House & Home

Page: 286

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Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved. Now Dan Chiras, author of the popular book The Natural House, brings those principles up to date for a new generation of solar enthusiasts. The techniques required to heat and cool a building passively have been used for thousands of years. Early societies such as the Native American Anasazis and the ancient Greeks perfected designs that effectively exploited these natural processes. The Greeks considered anyone who didn't use passive solar to heat a home to be a barbarian! In the United States, passive solar architecture experienced a major resurgence of interest in the 1970s in response to crippling oil embargoes. With grand enthusiasm but with scant knowledge (and sometimes little common sense), architects and builders created a wide variety of solar homes. Some worked pretty well, but looked more like laboratories than houses. Others performed poorly, overheating in the summer because of excessive or misplaced windows and skylights, and growing chilly in the colder months because of insufficient thermal mass and insulation and poor siting. In The Solar House, Dan Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certain egregious—and entirely avoidable—errors. More importantly, Chiras explains in methodical detail how today's home builders can succeed with solar designs. Now that energy efficiency measures including higher levels of insulation and multi-layered glazing have become standard, it is easier than ever before to create a comfortable and affordable passive solar house that will provide year-round comfort in any climate. Moreover, since modern building materials and airtight construction methods sometimes result in air-quality and even toxicity problems, Chiras explains state-of-the-art ventilation and filtering techniques that complement the ancient solar strategies of thermal mass and daylighting. Chiras also explains the new diagnostic aids available in printed worksheet or software formats, allowing readers to generate their own design schemes.

The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook

Although many significant considerations in designing passive solar homes are outlined in Chapter 2 , the section is not intended to substitute for any of ...

Author: Steven Winter Associates Inc

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471183083

Category: Architecture

Page: 291

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The only complete guide to passive solar design and construction The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook is an unbeatable guide for architects and building contractors who want to satisfy the growing demand for passive solar residential design. A complete revision of the bible of passive solar design originally published by the U.S. Department of Energy, this is the only comprehensive guide to adapting standard building practices to current passive solar applications. It supplies detailed, step-by-step information on all practical aspects of passive solar design and construction and fills you in on all the latest advances in materials and building techniques—including the most recent findings on material and assembly performance. You'll also find the latest techniques for computer simulation and energy analysis. This timely and informative book: Reviews passive solar design principles Discusses the unique design opportunities inherent in passive solar homes Describes the various solar home types Introduces the principles of "whole-house" design Includes more than 300 illustrations, complete construction details and notes, and dozens of helpful case studies Explores important regional issues, such as termite shields, pressure treating wood, attic ventilation, and special structural requirements in seismic areas. For building contractors, architects, and anyone interested in state-of-the-art passive solar construction, The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook saves hours of research and provides the complete, authoritative, up-to-date information that professionals need to take on a challenging job with confidence.

Passive Solar Homes

Passive System : А Upper Level no Bedroom Bath The owners of this custom - built home chose solar energy as a way to reduce their utility bills .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112096207219

Category: Solar energy

Page: 49

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The Hawkweed Passive Solar House Book

Provides examples of modern, energy-efficient homes, information on how to design and build a passive solar house, and speculation on the future of solar energy

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0528880349

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Provides examples of modern, energy-efficient homes, information on how to design and build a passive solar house, and speculation on the future of solar energy

DIY Simple Passive Solar House

For beginners, this book explains what a passive solar house is (it is NOT the same as photovoltaic (PV) panels that produce electricity for your home), and how to design a home so that you can achieve up to 90% energy efficiency, reduce ...

Author: Sharon Buydens

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1717142575

Category:

Page: 284

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For beginners, this book explains what a passive solar house is (it is NOT the same as photovoltaic (PV) panels that produce electricity for your home), and how to design a home so that you can achieve up to 90% energy efficiency, reduce utility bills, and thereby save money from the time you move in, month after month, year after year, for the lifetime of the home. A passive solar home is SIMPLE: let the sunshine in through south-facing windows (solar south), keep the sun out in summer (properly designed house overhang), store solar gain in thermal mass (in the home's interior), and prevent heat loss (superinsulate the envelope). There are formulas and easy principles and concepts, rules and guidelines to learn how to design your home, which are provided in this easy-to-read book.