1980's Passive Solar Home
Site Characteristics or focus during construction or remodel: Home oriented east-west w/long south-facing exposure
Construction Type: 2x6 wood construction
Passive Solar System: Lots of south-facing windows and thermal mass including trombe wall
Main Heating System: Passive Solar w/ Propane FAU back-up
Auxiliary Heating System: Wood Stove
Conservation Features: Home meets CA Title 24 Building Energy Codes - well-insulated, double-paned windows, etc.
Subjective Evaluation/design considerations: Home gets very warm on a clear day and generally stays warm all night in the winter. Occasionally, the home needs to be ventilated during a warm winter day due to overheating.