a water trombe wall combined with a dual purpose solar + stack ventilation chimney, with mechanically controlled vents, for an attached passive greenhouse/conservatory that also heats/cools the home, circulates air, and lets light and fresh air in
Trombe_Wall.jpg 800×1.010 pixels Joesph hyslop- diagram explaining the use of a trombe wall in mt rainer
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.
modified trombe wall
NEW TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL: MURO TROMBE
Trombe - External photo on rear side of London Home. A structurally glazed modern extension with clear glass end gable and a switchable frameless glass roof