The sun provides a major source of heat for our houses, but it is often untapped because houses are not always designed to benefit from it. Excess solar gain can also be a nuisance as it can overheat the internal spaces.
It is important to consider conflicting aspects of using heat from the sun at the initial design stage of a new home or any major alteration to an existing home.
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Publication date: October 2011 Keywords: environment, glass, glazing, heating, insulation, solar, window