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Solar Alpine Home with 3-story Greenhouse Facade — 4 Comments

  1. Hello.
    You talk about heating in winter by the sun, but what about when it’s summer?
    Is the house overheating or is there a cooling system?

    • It appears that most of the windows can be opened to help ventilate the house, and the phase change glass reflects the heat during the summer.

  2. Great post, Kelly, thank you! Nice to see an example featuring simplicity of construction (using standard store-bought materials, for example) but also making such good use of a simple design to harness passive solar energy.

    Curious if you found details about the footprint for that home? It looks like it could be as small as 16×20, and an insulated slab in those dimensions would minimize concrete for the 3-story sq. footage.

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