Green Passive Solar Magazine
When it’s chilly, a dog can take refuge in the more tightly enclosed upper loft, heated by the adjacent soda can solar roof assembly.
The solar panel powers an internal battery to run the recirculated water pump system, a remote-controlled treat dispenser and an LED porch light so Amelia never has to arrive home in the dark.
Sustainable features include a rain water collection system with filtration, passive heating and cooling, a concrete thermal mass wall, radiant floor heating, and a solar panel battery system to power all electronic devices.
Built with salvaged or repurposed materials wherever possible, Pesto’s house has a redwood frame for weather resistance. The sliding roof lets the sun in and keeps the weather out and the wind-scoop design keeps the house ventilated.
Samson’s Home is an energy efficient haven. On hot summer days Samson will have great ventilation with slatted assemblies on two sides of his dog house to let a nice breeze come through.
The Solar Decathlon in 2017 was held in Denver, Colorado. There were 11 competing teams that showcased energy efficient engineering feats. As the articles are written up, then will be linked. Las Vegas –...
The video gives some perspective about our place in the solar system.
For the 2015 Solar Decathlon Building Competition, Cal Poly State University designed and build the INhouse, integrating a few smart passive solar features. Some of the home’s features include: Clerestory windows to...
It’s all about perspective. Hand-built and on the top of a mountain, it utilizes available water, sun and snow.
By NORBERT M. LECHNER As we discussed in the November/ December issue, low-hanging solar-responsive design strategies reduce a building’s energy consumption and typically cost less than the high-hanging solar-collecting technologies — or nothing at...