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The Solar House:
EduSol Book Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling by Daniel D. Chiras. 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. Dan Chiras author of the popular book The Natural House brings these principles to a new generation of solar enthusiasts.
Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowleging the good intentions of the misguided solar designers in the past he highlights certain egregious errors and shows how to avoid them. In methodical detail he provides contemporary home builders with all the necessary tools for successful solar design. You will learn:
- 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
- Ways of employing green building materials in a naturally conditioned home
The Solar House also explains the new diagnostic aids available in printed worksheet or software formats that allow readers to generate their own design schemes.
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