Passive Solar House: The Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling Your Home

by James Kachadorian (Author)

Book Description
For 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, PC-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.

About the Author
James Kachadorian is a civil engineer with degrees from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the founder
of Green Mountain Homes, which gained national recognition as the first provider
of over 300 innovative, "kit" solar homes. He has lived in his own passive solar
home in Woodstock, Vermont for over 25 years.

Product Details

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company; Har/Cdr edition (September 15, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1933392037



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