I am building a house on a block where my views are to the East and the access/front of house will be facing East. How can I make the most of the Solar passive effect as possible? I thought about building an L shaped house with large glass doors at the rear facing North. Would this get enough light in?
Do you have any access to the North at all, e.g. good Northern access to the Sun. You can be up to about 20% off true and still get good benefit.
Also remember that regardless of orientation your roof space will still get warm - there are systems available that can capture roof space heat and inject them into the living area below - look up Ventis.
This might be the dumbest post I've ever seen on the internet.
You assume the goal of the home builder is to gain heat (ie during the winter) yet for the southern third (to a half) of the people reading they want to MINIMIZE heat gain. -- Your simply saying houses should be East-West is as moronic as saying no matter what ails you an antibiotic is the right prescription. [What if I have a broken arm?]
Really, if you are going to put so little thought into your writing, don't even bother cluttering the net with babble.
Basically you need to orientation the building so that the rooms you use the most are those that face the Sun the most. Northern hemisphere this will be the South side, Southern hemisphere the North side.
The sun path diagram is not correct. In the southern hemisphere in Winter the sun rises to the north of East, and sets to the north of West. In Summer it rises a fair way south of East, and sets to the south of West.
What I understood is that this article is focused on heating based design for freezing countries (Am I right?)
For Indian climate, temperature in winter on average is 20°C and in summer it is around 40°C with high humidity. We require cooling on most of the months and no cooling is required (with exception of few places).
So can you please give link to any design articles for such scenario?
I am planning to construct a house in Vellore,India which is famous for dry summer with high heat and the house has west facing for the main entrance and south side has a building and north and east side are open as of now. Can you advise which side of the wall should have more windows so that the house is comfortable for living during extreme summer. I am little worried about the internal heating during summer in Vellore
Hi, were doing a school project on energy efficiency for a north facing house in the Southern Hemisphere (Seaford Rise, SA) we’re stuck and are not sure on where to place our windows,which materials to use, keeping the house cool in summer and warm in winter.