Simple Passive Solar House Plans
When intelligently designed and constructed, houses built on a simple passive solar house plans can be of great benefit. Simple roofline house plans are designed to make solar panels instalment easier. The walls of these houses have lots of windows to take full advantage of the sun’s energy. These houses are usually designed with other characteristics to minimize grid energy usage. Of course, they have to be built with the proper orientation. One wall should face south. This wall should have lots of windows of an energy-conducting kind.
Such simple passive solar houses sometimes have overhanging roofs to cover the windows, reducing the sun’s heat impact in the summer. This results in lower air conditioning bills.
With some simple passive solar house plans, solar paneling can be added into the equation. This is a great combination for the ecology-minded. The energy-saving features of the passive solar house plan are combined with solar panels, which can reduce energy costs in both the summer and winter months.
Other environmental features of simple passive solar houses include the use of lumber made from recycled and other material not normally used, steel studs (which conduct heat much more efficiently than wooden studs), and the general increase in the use of recycled products in the construction process and materials.