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Passive Solar House The Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling Your Home

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ISBN-10: 1933392037

ISBN-13: 9781933392035

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: James Kachadorian

List price: $40.00
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Second edition. 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 polar design software, making it easier than ever to heat your home with the power of the sun.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 7/31/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

James Kachadorian is a civil engineer with degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the founder of Green Mountain Homes, which gained national recognition as the first provider of over 300 innovative, "kit" solar homes. He has lived in his own passive solar home in Woodstock, Vermont for over 25 years.

Preface
Let Nature Heat Your Home
The Passive Solar Concept
The Solar Slab and Basic Solar Design
Insulation, Venting, and Fresh Air
Basic Layouts and Floor Plans
How to do the Solar Design Calculations
The Foundation Plan, and Backup Heating and Cooling
A Sidehill Variation, and Solar Design Worksheets
Sunspaces and Special Design Considerations
Interior Design for Year-Round Comfort
Three Projects
Using the CSOL Computer Program
Appendices
Solar Design Worksheets
Solar Intensity and Solar Heat Gain Factors for 16 to 64 degrees North Latitude
Thermal Properties of Typical Building and Insulating Materials (Design Values)
North Latitude, Elevation, and Outside Winter Design Temperatures for Selected Cities in the U.S. and Canada
Average Monthly and Yearly Degree Days for Cities in the U.S. and Canada
Mean Percentage of Possible Sunshine for Selected Cities in the U.S. and Canada
Isogonic Chart (Magnetic Declination)
Index