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Revised and Expanded Edition-Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design SoftwareFor the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using readily available materials and methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourself homeowners.True to this innovative, straightforward approach, the new edition of this best-selling guide includes CSOL passive solar design software, making it easier than ever to heat your home with the power of the sun. Since The Passive Solar House was first published, passive solar construction expert James Kachadorian has perfected user-friendly, Windows-compatible software to supplement the design process explained in the book by allowing homeowners/designers to enter the specifications of their design and see how changing a variable will affect its energy efficiency.This is the building book for a world of climbing energy costs. Applicable to diverse regions, climates, budgets, and styles of architecture, Kachadorian's techniques translate the essentials of timeless solar design into practical wisdom for today's solar builders. Profiles of successful passive solar design, construction, and retrofit projects from readers of the first edition provide inspiration to first-time homebuilders and renovators alike.

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Offering proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, this new, updated edition includes CSOL passive polar design software, making it easier than ever to heat a home with the power of the sun.

About the Author

James Kachadorian is a civil engineer with degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the founder of Green Mountain Homes, a company which gained national recognition as the first provider of innovative, manufactured solar homes. He has built more than 300 passive solar homes. Kachadorian resides in Woodstock, Vermont.

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ISBN:
9781933392035
Author:
Kachadorian, James
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Subject:
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Energy Efficient
Subject:
Solar heating
Subject:
Solar houses
Subject:
Solar heating -- Passive systems.
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised & Expan
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.30x7.50x.79 in. 1.72 lbs.

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