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Builder"s guide to passive solar home design and land development

J.S Crowley

Builder"s guide to passive solar home design and land development

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Published by National Fenestration Council .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCrowley, J. S.
ContributionsZimmerman, L.Z., Johnson, R. J.
The Physical Object
Pagination68p. $10.00 C.1.
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17587985M

In the United States, passive solar architecture experienced a major resurgence of interest in the s 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.


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This is called passive solar design because, unlike active solar heating systems, it does not involve the use of mechanical and electrical devices. The key to designing a passive solar. The passive solar energy book. Edward Mazria. Rodale Press, - Technology & Engineering This is the bible in our office that we turn to for beginning earth sheltered or other passive deisgn/ sustainable homes.

Sven Erik Alstrom / Ecological Architecture P.A., Lawrence, Kansas. The passive solar energy book: a complete guide to 3/5(1). In the United States, interest in passive solar building design was significantly stimulated by the oil crisis. Dozens of pattern books were published in this period, including the Passive Solar Energy Book by Edward Mazria.

Inthe U.S. Department of Energy was created, and in Solar Energy Tax credits were provided. We build and design and build new homes, granny units and studios, etc. We also do residential remodels and additions.

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