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Title:Solar Orientation in Home Design
Author(s):Scheick, W.H.; Lindsay, D.B.
Solar Cooling
Solar Heating
Abstract:An introduction to solar orientation can be no more than a discussion of the physical principles underlying the subject. A few "solar houses" have been built, with apparently satisfactory results. The University of Illinois has not as yet investigated heating problems in houses of this type. Several points should be noted: A. Solar orientation may be applied to any kind of architectural design, but is best achieved in non-traditional types which permit the use of large glass areas, or groups of windows. B. "Glass areas" may be achieved, at varying costs, with ordinary windows, plate glass, or structural glass. Improvements in the manufactureof glass offer many possibilities of design. C. A "solar house" is not a "glass house," but is one in which glass areas are carefully placed, and protected from summer sun and winter storms. D. The professional advice of an arc hi teet is desirable in planning for solar orientation. An unskilled planner can make serious mistakes by using large glass areas in a manner which results in excessive heat loss. glare, or lack of privacy.
Issue Date:1945
Publisher:Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:Circular Series Index No. C2.5
University of Illinois Bulletin Vol. 042, No. 025, Feb. 6, 1945
Rights Information:Copyright 1945 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-23

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