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The passive solar house

Author: James Kachadorian
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green ; [London] : [Publishing Services, distributor], 2006.
Series: Real Goods independent living book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"Kick the oil habit; turn to the sun for heating and cooling. Homeowners are increasingly worried about our dependence on fossil fuels. From potentially catastrophic climate change to the strain of skyrocketing fuel prices, the need for a clean, affordable alternative has never been more urgent. Passive solar house design is the alternative. The core appeal of this revised and expanded edition of The Passive Solar  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Kachadorian
ISBN: 1933392037 9781933392035
OCLC Number: 176782668
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Includes index.
Description: x, 224 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM
Contents: Let nature heat your home --
The passive solar concept --
The solar slab and basic solar design --
Insulation, venting, and fresh air --
Basic layouts and floor plans --
How to do the solar design calculations --
The foundation plan, and backup heating and cooling --
A sidehill variation, and solar design worksheets --
Sunspaces and special design considerations --
Interior design for year-round comfort /Cornelia C. Kachadorian --
Three products --
Using the CSOL computer program --
Appendices : 1. Solar design worksheets --
2. Solar intensity and solar heat gain factors for 16 to 64 degrees north latitude --
3. Thermal properties of typical building and insulating materials (design values) --
4. North latitude, elevation, and outside winter design temperatures for selected cities in the U.S. and Canada --
5. Average monthly and yearly degree days for cities in the U.S. and Canada --
6. Mean percentage of possible sunshine for selected cities in the U.S. and Canada --
7. Isogonic chart (magnetic declination).
Series Title: Real Goods independent living book.
Responsibility: James Kachadorian.

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Offering proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, this new, updated edition includes CSOL passive polar design software, making it easier than ever to heat a home with the  Read more...

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