Tag Archives: solar

The passive path to zero energy

Scientific research, best practice guidelines, and certification systems can help design/construction professionals sidestep building failures while delivering high-performance buildings. When inexpensive solar panels are added to the mix, buildings that produce as much energy as they use are actually within reach.

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Solar air-heating for senior housing retrofit

An unglazed, transpired solar air-heating collection (TSAC) system has greatly improved the energy efficiency of a Cambridge, Massachusetts senior housing neighborhood. The Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Apartments benefited from the technology, which integrated aesthetically, seamlessly, and cost-effectively within its architecture.

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