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PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN
For more information, contact:
Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy
Clearinghouse (EREC)
1-800-DOE-3732
www.eren.doe.gov
Or visit the BTS Web site at www.eren.doe.gov/buildings Or visit the Sustainable
Buildings Industry Council
Web site at www.sbicouncil.org PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN TOOLS
One of the best ways to design an energyefficient house featuring passive solar techniques is to use a computer simulation program. Energy-10 is a PC-based design tool that helps identify the best combination of energy-efficient strategies, including

10am - 5pm

NAHB Research Center
800-898-2842
www.nahbrc.org

5pm - 11pm

U.S. Department of Energy's
Oak Ridge National
Laboratory
Buildings Technology Center
423-574-5178
www.ornl.gov/ORNL/BTC
Factsheets on insulation are available from the Energy
Efficiency and
Renewable Energy
Clearinghouse (EREC)
1-800-DOE-3732
www.eren.doe.gov
NOTICE: Neither the United
States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States government or any agency thereof.

selection is RESFEN. Access these and other passive solar design tools from the DOE’s
Office of Building Technology, State, and
Community Program’s website.

THERMAL MASS IN THE HEATING SEASON

Written and prepared for the U.S. Department of
Energy by:

Southface Energy Institute
404-872-3549
www.southface.org

Increase energy efficiency and comfort in homes by incorporating passive solar design features

DESIGN WITH THE SUN IN MIND
Sunlight can provide ample heat, light, and

Or visit the Efficient Window
Collaborative Web site at
www.efficientwindows.org

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