Solar angle / Guides

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...solar systems do not lend themselves well to solar trackers (panels that follow the sun to maximize efficiency) which is not uncommon to see with PV solar syste...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Angled bottom sills: by building your sills on a slight angle out, any water that finds its way in will be directed to the exterior. Window flashings: after w...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...angles are a lower slope that don't work well with the angle of the winter sun. So skylights end up getting a lot more direct sun in summer than in winter, and ...