Historical Examples

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How A Pottery Water Wall Works

How A Pottery Water Wall Works

Could the Pottery Water Wall be the answer to energy efficient building within arid, desert environments? A recent passive solar submission came from an architect/designer based in Dubai, UAE.

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Socrates and Passive Solar in Greece

Socrates and Passive Solar in Greece

Socrates, the Greek father of philosophy known for his dialectical method of questioning, was also an astute observer of the sun’s movements.

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Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings

The cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde are an excellent example of passive solar design utilized by those who came before us.

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Grand Gulch Cliff Dwellings

Grand Gulch Cliff Dwellings

I first became aware of the synergy of efficiencies within passive solar design on a hiking trip into the desert backcountry. I saw that the southwestern cliff dwellers, the Anasazi, benefited from passive solar design.

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Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon, located in northwestern New Mexico, is an impressive example of solar oriented design.

Pueblo Bonito shows that much thought and planning went into the design and building of the massive south facing complex.