Passive Solar Heating

Passive solar heating - heating with the sun- can be achieved by carefully choosing the size and location of windows and developing a floor plan that positions primary living spaces on the south side of the home.  When combined with adequate insulation, thermal mass, good windows and tight, quality construction, passive solar heating can supply as much as thirty percent of a homes heating needs without any extra construction costs. 

Our design services can help you develop a home design that incorporates this renewable heating resource!

Solar arrays act as awnings shading windows in summer
Passive Solar Straw Bale Home
Straw bale passive solar home with thermal mass in floor and walls Sun warms interior of passive solar home in winter