Re: Re: South Facing Glazing

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Model up the windows, provide an overhang to cut out summer mid day sunlight which causes overheating but allows low angle winter light to penetrate deep into the floor plate and provide usefull solar gain. This will help lower your heating load.

see http://erg.ucd.ie/pep/pdf/Passive_House_Sol_English.pdf

Another option is to use vines on trellisses or broadleaf trees on the east and west which blocks strong morning and winter direct sunlight in morning and evening during the summer, in winter the leaves die back and let the light through.

Alternativly Ecoglaze have a triple glazed assembly with integral louvre blinds. Reflective glass is a bit of a barrier between inside and out..

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