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Solar Home Design Manual for Cool Climates

Handbook / Manual

By: Shawna Henderson and Don Roscoe

208 pages, photos, figs

Earthscan

Paperback | Jul 2010 | #185993 | ISBN-13: 9781844079698
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NHBS Price: £29.99 $38/€36 approx

About this book

This book simply and clearly explains the principles of using solar energy to heat a home.

'A broadly comprehensive and accessible book that homeowners and designers alike will refer to again and again.' Kimberley D. Mok, Treehugger.com 'Written in clear language and laid out with a wealth of illustrative diagrams that thoroughly explain concepts and ideas, [this book] is a broadly comprehensive and accessible book that homeowners and designers alike will refer to again and again.' Kimberley D. Mok, Treehugger.com 'If you're thinking of building your home from scratch and looking for passive soalar design guidelines, then the Solar Home Design Manual for Cool Climates is for you... a lot of information is delivered in an easy to follow format, which makes for a very enjoyable read.' SelfBuild


Contents

Introduction 1. Site Designing 2. House Design & Planning 3. Controlling Climate 4. Auxiliary Heating 5. Indoor Air Quality 6. Building Envelope 7. Overall Energy Reductions 8. Solar Add-Ons 9. Making it Happen Case Studies Appendices

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Biography

Shawna Henderson, CEO of Bfreehomes Design Ltd., has been designing, consulting and writing about energy-efficiency and sustainable housing since 1992. As a home designer, consultant, a long-time evaluator and inspector with Canada's R2000 and EnerGuide for Houses programs, and a researcher for Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and Natural Resources Canada, Ms. Henderson is able to bring her hands-on knowledge of energy efficiency and homeowners' concerns to bear on every aspect of her work. She is co-author of the Maritime Solar Shelter Manual and the new Canadian Solar House Manual. Don Roscoe BSc. BArch., has thirty three years' experience designing and building over 120 solar greenhouses and into-the-ground heat-storage-slab passive solar homes. He also works with land developers evolving solar subdivision design methods and services and has, for the past twenty five years, been the primary developer and instructor for Solar Nova Scotia's Solar Shelter and Solar Construction courses. He is co-author of the Maritime Solar Shelter Manual and the new Canadian Solar House Manual.

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