Designing a Passive Solar Building

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Use the resources about passive solar landscaping and site selection on your Design a Passive Solar Building student esheet to help you answer the questions on this sheet.

Passive Solar Landscaping/Site Selection

What are the geographical considerations in selecting a passive solar home site?



Which side of the house should the large windows be located?



How does the planting of trees and other vegetation affect the design?



Explain the difference in the solar orientation of a home depending on if a home is in a northern or southern climate.



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