Difference between revisions of "Parras passive solar design gallery"

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Used for natural lighting, natural ventilation, and temperature control. Shutters are closed during hot days to prevent warming by the sun and opened in the cool evenings to allow for ventilation and natural lighting.  In cold months, shutters are open during the day to allow sunlight in and closed at night to prevent heat from escaping.   
 
  
 
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Revision as of 01:19, 2 July 2007

Small skylights

Description
This is a picture of two small skylights used to light a windowless hallway. They function as two bright lights would throughout the day and don't allow much of the sun's heat in through the thick glass.
Location
This is at my house on calle Andres Viesca
Justification
This is a great means of saving energy, and using the plentiful sunlight that is already there, while minimally changing the temperature of the room.
Issues
The family is in the habit of turning light switches on as they walk into a room. Sometimes the light in between the skylights is on at high noon, merely a habit that's easy to break with awareness.

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Shuttered Windows

Description
Used for natural lighting, natural ventilation, and temperature control. Shutters are closed during hot days to prevent warming by the sun and opened in the cool evenings to allow for ventilation and natural lighting. In cold months, shutters are open during the day to allow sunlight in and closed at night to prevent heat from escaping.
Location
En mi casa en la calle Rayon
Justification as Appropriate
Shutters conserve energy; are easily reparable using local labor; are economical to install, use, and maintain; and suit the local building style.
Issues with the Appropriateness
While the shuttered windows popular in Parras are great for the warm seasons, most windows lose heat rapidly and are not as appropriate for the cold months.
Notes
Many windows in Parras are oriented to courtyards shaded by trees in summer. These trees lose their leaves in winter, allowing more sunlight to reach the windows.

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