This presentation was created by Rob Dumont of the Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology, which promotes sustainable economic development in Alaska. It covers passive solar heating design and thermal mass construction.
Direct gain passive solar heating relies on the design of a building to capture the heat of the sun. The presentation suggests that they keys to the passive solar heating construction is to have south facing windows of the proper design and to determine the ratio of building size to needed heat. Also, to best maximize the cost savings the presentation suggests relying on less expensive solar mass construction materials.
Author: Rob Dumont
Date of Publication: 2010
Download document here