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The Solar House

The Solar House

Passive Heating and Cooling

by Daniel D. Chiras
Paperback
Publication Date: 18/06/2013
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In The Solar House, Dan Chiras shows 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.
ISBN:
9781931498128
9781931498128
Category:
Heating
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
18-06-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
286
Dimensions (mm):
254x204x18mm
Weight:
0.58kg

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