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Sawtooth Passive Solar (New Zealand)

Typically, a passive solar house works on an east-west axis following the seasonal sunpath direction. Because the Coatesville house site sits a ...more

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Solaleya Rotating Dome Homes

The homes, admittedly, are shaped a bit like a UFO, but offer exceptional strength and resistance to weather. The circular design is centered ...more

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Villa Old Oaks Responds Passively

The Project
To choose and architect for this project, the private client invited an architectural competition among five ...more


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Awnshade Software

This software from the Florida Solar Energy Center allows the user to model different window shading types at various sun altitudes and ...more


Build It Solar

This website provides a selection of references and analysis tools for solar design - books, websites, publications and information on solar ...more


Degree Day Charts - Free

Weather is free, so data about weather should be free, right? So, here it is - free degree day and energy usage reports. Use them to track average ...more


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Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies

Part of the larger education of the Oberlin community aimed to promote the practical skills and analytic abilities necessary to reweave the human ...more


AMORY LOVINS House WSJ Video Link

This great video features Amory Lovins and his house in Snowmass, Colorado, by the Wall Street Journal. A quarter-century ago, in the wake of ...more


An Appalachian House (Virginia, USA)

This thesis project provides the design and energy analysis for a passive solar house in the Appalachian region of the United States. It is a ...more

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