Using the Sun to your advantage when you orientate your building

Building orientation to the Sun is important to reduce energy consumption, keeping comfortable and saving money. This article explains how to get the building orientation correct.

A site analysis was performed early in the project, directly contributing to design decisions around the building massing and orientation on the site. - Photo Credit: SERA Architects

A site analysis was performed early in the project, directly contributing to design decisions around the building massing and orientation on the site Credit: SERA Architects

The sun 'travels' different paths throughout the season.  The summer sun is high, while the winter sun is low.  Passive solar design situates the house and is built with certain materials to help it to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The sun 'travels' different paths throughout the season. The summer sun is high, while the winter sun is low. Passive solar design situates the house and is built with certain materials to help it to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Narrow Garden Space of Townhouse This very narrow space on the side of a townhouse is made more interesting by using an interesting paving pattern with tiles and pea gravel, plus a variety of plants in pots.

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Narrow Garden Space of Townhouse This very narrow space on the side of a townhouse is made more interesting by using an interesting paving pattern with tiles and pea gravel, plus a variety of plants in pots. - Garden With Style

Le Corbusier sun path models. They're simple and elegant and I'm sure are very concise representations.

model Le Corbusier sun path models I've never seen these before, nor do I fully understand how they work, but I really like them. They're simple and elegant and I'm sure are very concise representations.

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