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The Passive Solar House

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Author: James Kachadorian
Publisher: Chelsea Green, 2006
Hard Cover, 8.25"x10.25", 224vpages

Homeowners are increasingly worried about dependence on fossil fuels. From potentially catastrophic climate change to the strain of skyrocketing fuel prices, the need for a clean, affordable alternative has never been more urgent. Passive solar house design is the alternative.

From the foundation to the roof, this book offers a technique for building materials available anywhere and with methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourselfers. The result is a beautiful, comfortable home that needs a backup furnace or air conditioner only rarely.

The Passive Solar House is accompanied by a CD-ROM of open-source CSOL solar design software.

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