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Clerestory Windows in Passive Solar Homes

Two alternatives to standard windows are clerestory windows – those high-up windows that sit between two levels of external roofing – and skylights. They both have their uses in passive solar design, Read more »

Openable and Non-Openable Windows

Windows have undergone a huge number of advances over the last few decades. While most construction methods and materials have remained the same, windows have changed from heat-sucking drafty holes to Read more »

Passive Solar Homes Glass-To-Thermal-Mass Ratios

If you're designing a direct gain passive solar home, you will need to maintain a careful balance between two vital parts: the amount of glazing on each side of the house and the amount of thermal Read more »

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