sustainable architecture

Passive Solar

The sun shades on the south side of the homes allow for solar gain during the winter months, and shading in the summer.  To complete the passive solar design of the home, we specified: a certain area of glazing for each aspect of the homes; high solar heat gain coefficient glass; dark-colored, insulated radiant concrete floor, which is an absorbing surface and heat mass; and a distribution system using a Heat Recovery Ventilator.  (HRV)

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