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BU540 Solar gain in housing

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Product Description

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.

This bulletin updates and replaces Bulletin 311 Use and control of solar gain.

This bulletin covers:

  • measuring the sun's energy
  • using the sun in winter, including collecting, storing and retaining the sun's energy
  • reducing solar gain in summer, including solar control glass and films, building for shading, external building elements, landscaping for shading and internal shading methods.
Product Information
Publication date October 2011
Product type Bulletin
Availability Available
Product code BU540