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The Passive Solar Energy Book: A Complete Guide to Passive Solar Home, Greenhouse, and Building Design

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Provides comprehensive information on the design and application of passive solar-energy systems and assesses twenty-seven design patterns that offset a variety of factors influencing the effectiveness of solar heating.
Unknown Binding, 435 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Rodale Books
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Junio
Mar 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Someone building or remodeling a home
Shelves: green
The Passive Solar Energy Book was the first book to cover all the aspects of harnessing the sun's energy through the construction and form of the building. The book is all about how to keep a building comfortable in any climate using little or no extra heating or cooling systems.

If you can find a copy of this book for cheap, you don't need to get a newer book on the subject, it goes through the speciffics of measuring the potential solar energy available to a site on any given day of the year
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Tim
Jun 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Ground breaking description of passive solar architecture design principles for the non-engineer. Always worth reading and reviewing, but be sure to follow up with more recent studies (my copy of the book was published in 1979.)
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A good book that could be summarized into 100 pages . Other than that it is very useful for Architectures
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