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Passive solar retrofit

how to add natural heating and cooling to your home

by Darryl J. Strickler

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Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar energy -- Passive systems.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDarryl J. Strickler.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH7413 .S77
    The Physical Object
    Pagination173 p. :
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4265624M
    ISBN 100442277202, 0442277199
    LC Control Number81011553

    The answer is yes—there are techniques you can use to add passive solar heating to your home without opting for a brand new pad. Updates to your home’s outer envelope—such as large, south-facing windows, or building features like a sunroom—maximize solar heat in your home without demolition. Even if you don’t ditch your conventional. A passive solar building is one that derives a substantial fraction of its heat from the sun using only natural processes to provide the necessary energy flows. Thermal conduction, free convection, and radiation transport therefore replace the pumps, blowers, and controllers associated with active solar heating systems.

    Passive solar construction is described for each passive system type: direct gain, thermal storage wall, attached sunspace, thermal storage roof, and convective loop. For each system type, important design and construction issues are discussed and case studies illustrating designed and built examples of the system type are presented. A passive solar home can be supplemented with active solar, an electric grid tie in, natural gas, coal or diesel generators, or geothermal heating and cooling. There are many different possibilities and configurations. This is the challenge within the design of passive solar dwellings, to be beautiful in form, enjoyable and highly practical.

    Residence using passive solar systems at Drapanias, Crete Chapter 2. Rehabilitation and Retrofit Building rehabilitation with retrofit of passive and low energy systems Passive solar heating for a high altitude multiroom dormitory Saving energy in rebuilding after the earthquake Passive solar retrofits in Athens Passive solar heated house in. Glasswood serves as a case study of the role Passive House can play in transforming the energy efficiency, occupant experience, and marketability of existing commercial spaces, all at affordable cost. Designed by Scott | Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, the project is the first Passive House commercial retrofit in the US.


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Revised and Expanded Edition-Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design SoftwareFor 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 to this innovative, straightforward approach, the new/5.

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In cold climates, 20% of the economy can be dedicated in one way or another to keeping warm. For areas below the Arctic Circle, this need not be the case. solar technologies. A number of passive solar features were reviewed, and it was learned that the benefits of a passive solar feature often go beyond its mere cost-effectiveness.

Intangibles, such as daylighting, a sense of place, plant growth, and improved market-value, contribute to the assessment of a passive solar feature. As an alternative to retrofitting individual buildings, this paper discusses the feasibility of intervention at the scale of the urban block by converting the atrium at the centre of the plot for solar collection and for passive cooling.

InRoger Sherman and Laurence Doxsey retrofitted a conventional home into a passive solar home while retaining the character of the original structure.

Here's how they did. This book for 5 to 10 year-olds explains, in a simple and playful way, how a Passive House works and why it makes sense to build with the environment and energy use in mind. Appropriate for schools and kindergartens as well as for child-oriented environmental education projects.

20 pages with foldout pictures and moveable parts. Solar Retrofit: Adding Solar To Your Home and Passive Solar Energy: The Homeowners Guide To Natural Heating and Cooling and The Solar Decision Book of Homes: A Guide to Designing and Remodeling for Solar Heating.

Reif, Author, D. Reif, Author. Search for other works by this author on. The physical and economic capability of Foamglas ® for passive solar applications, particularly retrofit applications, are discussed.

The properties of this material work synergistically to provide an outstanding collecting-insulating structure. Desktop and rooftop models have been developed in the laboratories at Providence College. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Tennessee Valley Authority.

Solar Applications Branch. Technical Support Section. OCLC Number: Notes: On cover "Passive solar retrofit project." Distributed to depository libraries in microfichre.

"June " Description: 91 unnumbered leaves: illustrations, 1 map ; 28 cm: Other Titles: Passive solar. Passive solar retrofit is the adding of solar features to an existing house which can lower heating costs.

Before you begin a passive solar retrofit, you should make sure that your house is energy-efficient, that it has a good southern exposure, and that the retrofit will be appropriate, in cost and function, for your home. 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.

Get this from a library. Passive retrofit handbook solar applications for residences. [Thompson, Hancock, Witte & Associates, Inc.; Southern Solar Energy Center. Four retrofit passive solar designs for single family dwellings are presented. The first design, for a house in Minnesota, involves insulating wall cavities and the attic with blown cellulose, reduction of infiltration, and installation of insulating shades on all windows.

The second, for a house in Michigan, combines weatherization, a sunspace with clerestory, and a thermosiphoning collector. 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 4/5(1).

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