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Back to solar design basics - Build 178 (2020)

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Back to solar design basics - Build 178 (2020)
Valid from
01/06/2020

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BRANZ Limited
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BUILD article
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Description

Developers subdividing land and owners commissioning new homes have one chance to get the basic solar design principles right. Siting and designing new dwellings can be done cost-effectively and will substantially increase performance over a dwelling’s lifetime.

Incorporating passive solar design principles in new dwellings can increase these performance statistics, often with very small and sometimes zero cost implications.

Scope

The article includes:

  • Passive solar houses around since the 1920s
  • NOW Home set new standards
  • Passive solar design principles
    • Site location and orientation
    • Building location and orientation
    • Compact floor plan
    • Thermal mass
    • Insulation
    • Glazing
    • Passive ventilation and shading
  • Hotter days increase need for passive solar design
  • Choose a designer who understands
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Description

Developers subdividing land and owners commissioning new homes have one chance to get the basic solar design principles right. Siting and designing new dwellings can be done cost-effectively and will substantially increase performance over a dwelling’s lifetime.

Incorporating passive solar design principles in new dwellings can increase these performance statistics, often with very small and sometimes zero cost implications.

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Back to solar design basics - Build 178 (2020)
Description

Developers subdividing land and owners commissioning new homes have one chance to get the basic solar design principles right. Siting and designing new dwellings can be done cost-effectively and will substantially increase performance over a dwelling’s lifetime.

Incorporating passive solar design principles in new dwellings can increase these performance statistics, often with very small and sometimes zero cost implications.

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Back to solar design basics - Build 178 (2020)

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