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Buildings and Their Systems
Solar Gain Reduction in Cooling Climates
Shade screens are a favorite in cooling dominated climates because:
Shade screens do have some down sides:
Solar Gain Opportunities in Heating Climates
Solar gain opportunities are divided into the design-build phase and existing homes.
During the design phase of the home, the best orientation for winter heat gain exposure is having lots of south facing windows with an overhang or shade structure blocking the windows from the high summer sunlight but allowing solar heat gain in the winter.
2a. Building Components
2b. Conservation Strategies
2c. Comprehensive Building Assessment Process
2d. Design considerations