Performance of Passive Solar and Energy Conserving Houses in California
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Published by SERI .
Written in English


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California, Computerized simulation, Data, Data compilation, Energy co nservation, Houses, Passive solar cooling systems, Passive solar heati ng systems, Performance, Residential buildings, Solar cooling systems, Solar heating systems, Temperature monitoring.

StatementMahajan, S.
ContributionsNewcomb, C., Shea, M.
The Physical Object
Pagination331 p. $0.00 C.1.
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17584932M

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  The two conservation houses were located next to passive solar houses for convenient comparison of performance. The Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) Class B data collection methodology and instrumentation, modified to meet California needs, were : Sukhbir Mahajan, Charles Newcomb, Michael Shea, Daniel Mort, Bradley Pond, Patrick Morandi. The two conservation houses were located next to passive solar houses for convenient comparison of performance. The Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) Class B data collection methodology and instrumentation, modified to meet California needs, were used.   The solar panels on the roof at the Net Zero Certified and Passive House construction (the author’s home) in Valley, N.S. (Little Foot Properties, Inc.), Author provided Europe has invested heavily in energy-efficient homes through tax credits, grants, subsidies, guaranteed loans, reduced repayment schedules, education and technical Canadian provinces and cities could do . S. Mahajan, M. Shea, C. Newcomb, D. Mort “Performance of Passive Solar and Energy Conserving Houses in California”. WERI Report STR– Google Scholar.

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