Energy & Climate Control

A Passive – Aggressive Move
by Robert Fortunato on April 27th, 2010 No Comments

Passive Solar Heating in the Winter
This diagram depicts how the thermal mass wall in the stairwell
collects heat in the winter and stays cool in the summer

During summer months, the south facing lightwell window is shaded and prevents overheating.
During the winter months the low angles of the sun heats the thermal mass (3) inside the lightwell.

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