The Passive Solar House

The Passive Solar House

Book - 1997
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Describes a technique for building homes that heat and cool themselves using ordinary building materials and methods familiar to building contractors and do-it-yourselfers. Explains how to build and use the author's formerly patented design for a solar heat exchanger built into the foundation of a house, with chapters on the passive solar concept, basic solar design, insulation and venting, basic layouts and floor plans, backup heating and cooling, and interior design. Includes many b&w photos, diagrams, and plans, plus useful calculations, formulas, and worksheets, and reference appendices of thermal properties of materials and temperature and latitude statistics for selected cities in the US and Canada. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green, c1997
ISBN: 9780930031978
Branch Call Number: 690.837 KAC
Characteristics: 210 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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