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Passive House Basics - the passive house design is predicated on having an airtight, super-insulated building envelope.  Then you add big windows facing south to allow the sun to warm a large interior wall (or thermal mass they call it).  The wall will hold heat for winter time comfort.  For summer time you add a screening / shading system for those windows, preferably outside with an open air space between window and shade. Passive House Design, Passive Solar Design, Solar House, Eco House, Green Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Earthship, Alternative Energie, Passive Solar Homes
Passive House Design | Sustainable & Energy Efficient Homes | Portland
Passive House Basics - the passive house design is predicated on having an airtight, super-insulated building envelope. Then you add big windows facing south to allow the sun to warm a large interior wall (or thermal mass they call it). The wall will hold heat for winter time comfort. For summer time you add a screening / shading system for those windows, preferably outside with an open air space between window and shade.
SIPs are structural insulated panels, which are basically pre-fabricated, energy efficient walls.  How easy is that?  SIPs are awesome and work perfectly with timber frame structures.  They create a very tight envelope around the home, which can help save energy.  They simply attach to the framing and can be installed super-fast. Post And Beam Construction, Timber Frame Construction, Home Construction, Timber Frame Homes, Timber House, Timber Framing, Sip House, Sips Panels, Structural Insulated Panels
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SIPs are structural insulated panels, which are basically pre-fabricated, energy efficient walls. How easy is that? SIPs are awesome and work perfectly with timber frame structures. They create a very tight envelope around the home, which can help save energy. They simply attach to the framing and can be installed super-fast.
Passive House Basics - the passive house design is predicated on having an airtight, super-insulated building envelope.  Then you add big windows facing south to allow the sun to warm a large interior wall (or thermal mass they call it).  The wall will hold heat for winter time comfort.  For summer time you add a screening / shading system for those windows, preferably outside with an open air space between window and shade.
Passive House Design | Sustainable & Energy Efficient Homes | Portland
Passive House Basics - the passive house design is predicated on having an airtight, super-insulated building envelope. Then you add big windows facing south to allow the sun to warm a large interior wall (or thermal mass they call it). The wall will hold heat for winter time comfort. For summer time you add a screening / shading system for those windows, preferably outside with an open air space between window and shade.
Passive Cooling: Rock Wall. A Natural Thermostat: "Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering the solar gain. At night the rocks give heat back into into the air as the temperature outside drops. The rock wall and the desert climate work in concert to passively cool the house." Architecture Renovation, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Engineering, Residential Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Pavilion Architecture
Passive Cooling: Rock Wall. A Natural Thermostat
Passive Cooling: Rock Wall. A Natural Thermostat: "Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering the solar gain. At night the rocks give heat back into into the air as the temperature outside drops. The rock wall and the desert climate work in concert to passively cool the house."
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