Designing a Passively Solar Heated Home

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Our neighbors and good friends Matt and Tonya designed and built their own non-traditional home shortly after we purchased our traditional mid-sixties ranch home. Matt and Tonya, through their example, taught me a number of important concepts regarding passive solar heating and choosing a home site in general, and I will list them here:

Photos of Matt and Tonya's Passively Heated Solar Home

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Windows From Inside
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Windows From Outside

north side
Wind-Blocking Evergreens and Privacy on North Side

More Resources on Passive Solar Design

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy webpages devoted to passive solar heating design.

See this Wikipedia page on Passive Solar Desing for more information too.

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