The 1,800-sq. ft. story-and-a-half, three-bedroom cottage was built with passive solar, radiant-heating and an exterior wall system made of autoclaved aerated concrete (Hebel block). Simple footprint and truss roof brought down costs. Colored galvanized-steel roof has a 100-year life expectancy. James Cameron Build/Design, is in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Walls of aerated concrete block, a passive-solar design and a truss roof all make it possible

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Heat-storing floor mass in sun room which is able to be opened to rest of house. Deciduous trees to shade in summer.

passive solar heating/cooling. Even better illustration of passive solar design principles.

Ok, maybe not a stove, but heating options :-) passive solar heating/cooling. Even better illustration of passive solar design principles.

Sunlight through the year for use in passive solar design

Sunlight through the year for use in passive solar design Likes: Simple, straightforward representation of methods allowing solar heat gain with sun path

Passive Solar Heating Basics - 14 Design Principles for the Passive Solar Home

Passive Solar Heating - The Free Energy Way to Heat Your Home

Passive Solar Heating Basics - 14 Design Principles for the Passive Solar Home (Note northern hemisphere based)

Morphology of Passive Solar Design. Click through for a chart showing efficient architectural designs optimized for various latitudes.

Morphology of Passive Solar Design

Morphology of Passive Solar Design. Click through for a chart showing efficient architectural designs optimized for various latitudes.

Passive solar house plans – Thinking of building any passive solar house; you need to know several basics concerning solar houses. There are 2 types of solar homes: passive solar and lively solar. Passive solar structures lure the energy from your sun through the use of certain house design strategies. Active solar houses also lure …

Passive House design strategies can greatly reduce building energy demand, but which system is best?

Passive Solar Design for Tiny Houses Photo   >  Actually, for any house

Passive Solar Design for Tiny Houses Photo Its like walking down architecture school lane.

A Trombe wall is a passive solar building technique where a wall is built on the winter sun side of a building with a glass external layer and a high heat capacity internal layer separated by a layer of air. Heat in close to UV spectrum passes through the glass almost unhindered then is absorbed by the wall that then re-radiates in the far infrared spectrum which does not pass back through the glass easily, hence heating the inside of the building.

❧ A Trombe wall is a passive solar building technique where the wall absorbs all the heat during the winter in order for the house to stay cool

Using water as a "solar Mass" to trap heat.  A passive solar system.  also a sweet indoor outdoor pool.

ENDLESS POOL: Using water as a "solar Mass" to trap heat. A passive solar system. also a sweet indoor outdoor pool.

Basics of Passive Solar Design -- Let the Sun Heat You House!

Basics of Passive Solar Design -- Let the Sun Heat You House! Add thermal mass inside for winter sun to warm and it will release its heat after the sun goes down.

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