The Passive Solar House

The Passive Solar House

[the Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling your Home]

Book - 2006
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Revised and Expanded Edition - Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design Software

For the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using readily available materials and methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourself homeowners.

True to this innovative, straightforward approach, the new edition of this best-selling guide includes CSOL passive solar design software, making it easier than ever to heat your home with the power of the sun. Since The Passive Solar House was first published, passive solar construction expert James Kachadorian has perfected user-friendly, Windows-compatible software to supplement the design process explained in the book by allowing homeowners/designers to enter the specifications of their design and see how changing a variable will affect its energy efficiency.

This is the building book for a world of climbing energy costs. Applicable to diverse regions, climates, budgets, and styles of architecture, Kachadorian's techniques translate the essentials of timeless solar design into practical wisdom for today's solar builders. Profiles of successful passive solar design, construction, and retrofit projects from readers of the first edition provide inspiration to first-time homebuilders and renovators alike.

Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed
ISBN: 9781933392035
1933392037
Branch Call Number: 697 .78 KAC 2006
Characteristics: x, 224 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps, plans +,1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)

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