Trombe Wall

 Keya Lea

Passive and Active Solar Retrofit on a Traditional Adobe

Passive and Active Solar Retrofit on a Traditional Adobe

An older adobe home was transformed to become an efficient, modern house with a south facing sun room and a south facing two-story Trombe wall.

 Keya Lea

A Passive Solar Straw Bale Home

A Passive Solar Straw Bale Home

This passive solar straw bale house is situated in one of the coldest places in the nation. Gunnison, Colorado, ranks within the top 5 cities with the average coldest temperatures in the United States, yet the insulating properties of the straw bales make this an efficient and comfortable passive solar home.  An amazing aspect of [...]

 Keya Lea

A Passive Solar House with Trombe Walls

A Passive Solar House with Trombe Walls

Tucked away where the canyon country meets the mountains, is a beautiful passive solar home built with two Trombe Walls. People who live in passive solar homes tend to exude a certain passion and excitement about their houses. It’s as if they have a really cool treasure house that is simultaneously philosophically and economically pleasurable [...]