Half-buried ultra-efficient, low-tech passive solar home. Image by Dominic's pics via FlickrPassive Solar Building Design - 7/18/09 - Portland - Tickets still available
Increase Energy Efficiency and Comfort in your Home
A well designed Passive Solar Home uses up to 80% less energy for heating & lighting than a conventional home! Your home's windows, walls, and floors can be designed to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. This is called passive solar design because, unlike active solar heating systems, it doesn't involve the use of mechanical and electrical devices, such as pumps, fans, or electrical controls to move the solar heat.
To understand the techniques involved and how passive solar design works attend our upcoming workshop! >>Click Here for more details
A practical "how to" workshop for builders, designers and individuals who are planning to design or build a passive solar home.
You gain an understanding about the natural processes that underlie passive solar design and how building orientation, architecture and construction materials take advantage of these natural processes to provide a significant portion of a home's space heating, cooling and daylighting. You will also learn to calculate how much glazing and thermal storage you will need and how to meet the requirements for the $1500 Oregon State Residential Energy Tax Credit.
$10 for Solar Oregon members; $20 for Non-members