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This Passive-Solar House Gives Us Warm Fuzzies

Passive solar house plans – Thinking of building any passive solar house; you need to know several basics concerning solar houses. There are 2 types of solar homes: passive solar and lively solar. Passive solar structures lure the energy from your sun through the use of certain house design strategies. Active solar houses also lure …

By SETH MASIA In most parts of the United States, the largest part of a home’s energy budget goes to winter heating. A typical snow-belt home with an oil-burning furnace or electric heat can spend …

This is so cool... INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

This is my current favorite. 1787 Sq ft. Great house! Efficient use of space (no hallways=no wasted space) great passive solar design with large low windows to catch winter sun and eaves to block hot summer sun. I would extend eves over the side with the main entry and create a covered porch, wood stove instead of FP. Add garage with entry through utility/laundry. Check out version 2 with carport.

3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, very open kitchen with large island, huge patio with outdoor fireplace. Almost perfect, just needs a tub in the second bath.

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straw bale passive solar design - one of the nicest designs i've seen - fine if you're not in a hurricane belt like us

Passive solar Nahahum Cabin overlooks dramatic canyon views in the Cascade Mountains | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Passive solar Nahahum Cabin overlooks dramatic canyon views in the Cascade Mountains

Passive solar Nahahum Cabin overlooks dramatic canyon views in the Cascade Mountains | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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