The Solar House Passive Heating and Cooling

While heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking,few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved. Yet “naturalconditioning”—heating and... read more

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  • Solar-heat-retaining cover for 10-foot round pools
  • Reduces evaporation by 95 percent; retains heat
  • Easy to store
  • Includes a reusable carry bag for storage
  • Fits pools 8 to 10 feet in diameter

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While heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking,few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved. Yet “naturalconditioning”—heating and cooling with passive solar techniques—is a viable alternative tofossil fuels. Dan Chiras, author of the popular book The Natural House, brings these principlesto a new generation of solar enthusiasts.Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledgingthe good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certainegregious errors and shows how to avoid them. In methodical detail he provides contemporaryhome builders with all the necessary tools for successful solar design. You will learn:? How to select a cost-effective, energy-efficient, andenvironmentally friendly backup heating system? How to preserve indoor air quality in an airtight,energy-efficient home? W ays of employing green building materials in anaturally conditioned homeThe Solar House also explains the new diagnostic aids availablein printed worksheet or software formats that allowreaders to generate their own design schemes. ....read more

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