To optimize a building for passive solar heating, it is important to consider the orientation, layout, and shape of the building. The orientation of a building is important in passive solar design because it determines how much sunlight the building will receive. The ideal orientation is east-west, with the longest wall facing south. In addition to the overall orientation of the building, the layout of individual spaces can also affect the efficiency of passive solar heating. By considering these factors, a building can effectively use the sun’s warmth and light to maintain a stable temperature and reduce the need for artificial heating and cooling.
Description of the Course
Team and Planning
The importance of sustainability in construction
Passive and Active Solar Design
Energy consumption, EU Ecolabel, green building materials and durability of buildings
Building engineering systems