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Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...passive solar home construction, we begin with passive solar design basics, orienting the future house on the site to take full advantage of the free heat avail...

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Passive solar home design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...heat gained in the daytime outweighs the heat lost at night. It's important to keep in mind that passive solar heating is not something that should intimid...

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B.C.’s First Passive House
Passive House

B.C.’s First Passive House Opens Its Doors for Public Viewing on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

...Passive House. A successful passive solar home is designed to absorb as much of the sun’s heat as possible in the winter months, without over heating in su...

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The concepts of passive solar heating and cooling
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar

...Passive heating and cooling is simply a matter of determining where the sun exposure is, and trying to capture and keep as much of that heat as you can in the w...

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Vancouver Passive House
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...passive heating and cooling • green roofs to moderate indoor temperatures and mitigate the heat-island effect • interior design and the use of thermal...

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Mitsubishi Mr.Slim heat pump
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...heat loss, but they also reduce heat gain. By sacrificing that 30% of the insulation value on the south side, we were able to increase the amount of passive hea...

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Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...passive house' refers to an extremely high performing energy efficient home, in the sense that the heating and cooling is largely passive. To achieve this, home...

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Windows and doors

How to install windows

...passive heat gain and reduce energy demand during operation. Choosing higher quality windows on all sides of your home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer...

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North Park Passive House Vancouver Island
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island

...Passive House on Vancouver Island, a duplex shared with our son Mark’s family, convinced us that the market in Victoria was ready for Passive House market condo...

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What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...heat pump. Heat pumps are able to extract heat from air by using a liquid refrigerant (more on this later) to absorb and remove heat and what’s known as th...

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Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...heating distribution system you have. Specific Heat Capacity: If you take solid paraffin (heat capacity Cp = 2.5 kJ/kg·K and heat of fusion of 210 kJ/...

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