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Winter Section

This is the winter building section which shows how the low winter sun interacts with the building's form. The solar thermal panels (which generate hot water for the domestic hot water system and tie into the HVAC system) are angled to be optimized in the winter when the hot water is needed most.

The overhangs are arranged on the south facing windows to allow a maximum of sunlight into the house for passive solar gain.

Photo Credit: Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architect's Toolbox: Solar-Powered Design
The only thing required to achieve a home powered by the sun is some smart design. For another project, architect Nate Kipnis identifies the roof angles that will be required during the winter ...
Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to Green Grows Up: The Many Faces of Today's LEED Homes
Orientation: Will my LEED home need to face a certain direction?Along the same lines, one thing you may notice about a LEED certified home is that it will be oriented to take advantage of passive solar heat gains in the winter and shaded from the heat of the summer sun. This is a fundamental concept in designing any building that claims to consume less energy. Tip: When looking at a house to possibly purchase, take a compass with you to see how well the house is oriented relative to the path of the sun. Several smartphone applications can help you track the sun’s path at a given location.

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Ellen Brownhill added this to ellen_brownhill's Ideas
September 6, 2014
Worth a thousand word to describe concept
girnp2 added this to Energy Mgmt
August 18, 2014
winter solstice
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August 4, 2014
sun angles
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July 16, 2014
passive solar design
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June 10, 2014
details winter
Baird & Warner added this to chas_potter's ideas
May 22, 2014
Excellent roof lines for Chicago area
Brandon Whalen added this to Design Planning
April 21, 2014
Sun angles for heating/cooling throughout year,
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February 22, 2014
How to design roof overhangs… sun angles
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February 14, 2014
Solstice Roof angle
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January 22, 2014
Passive
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January 12, 2014
Planning roof overhangs and windows for passive winter solar gain and shade during summer.
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January 8, 2014
summer sun angle
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January 6, 2014
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December 9, 2013
Tip: When looking at a house to possibly purchase, take a compass with you to see how well the house is oriented relative to the path of the sun. Several smartphone applications can help you track the sun’s path at a given location.
mariespiano added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 2, 2013
Summer angle of Sun
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November 28, 2013
passive
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November 27, 2013
SOLAR HEAT / GAIN
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November 17, 2013
Winter solar
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November 7, 2013
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November 2, 2013
LEED Certificate? American eco home certificate
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November 2, 2013
Passive solar
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November 1, 2013
ventilation tower, green roof feaures
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October 31, 2013
Passive Solar Gain Diagram
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October 30, 2013
solar,panals winter thru somer,foot print energy saving.
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October 30, 2013
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October 30, 2013
LEED passive solar
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October 27, 2013
great solar use design
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October 26, 2013
Orientation: Will my LEED home need to face a certain direction? Along the same lines, one thing you may notice about a LEED certified home is that it will be oriented to take advantage of passive solar heat gains in the winter and shaded from the heat of the summer sun. This is a fundamental concept in designing any building that claims to consume less energy. Tip: When looking at a house to possibly purchase, take a compass with you to see how well the house is oriented relative to the path of the sun. Several smartphone applications can help you track the sun’s path at a given location.
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October 26, 2013
Sun angle new home
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October 25, 2013
Sun exposure
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October 25, 2013
Good concept for staging a house for the perfect sun angle
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October 24, 2013
Along the same lines, one thing you may notice about a LEED certified home is that it will be oriented to take advantage of passive solar heat gains in the winter and shaded from the heat of the summer sun. This is a fundamental concept in designing any building that claims to consume less energy.
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October 24, 2013
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October 24, 2013
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October 24, 2013
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October 24, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
Orientation: Will my LEED home need to face a certain direction? Along the same lines, one thing you may notice about a LEED certified home is that it will be oriented to take advantage of passive solar heat gains in the winter and shaded from the heat of the summer sun. This is a fundamental concept in designing any building that claims to consume less energy. Tip: When looking at a house to possibly purchase, take a compass with you to see how well the house is oriented relative to the path of the sun. Several smartphone applications can help you track the sun’s path at a given location.
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
Orientation: Will my LEED home need to face a certain direction? Along the same lines, one thing you may notice about a LEED certified home is that it will be oriented to take advantage of passive solar heat gains in the winter and shaded from the heat of the summer sun. This is a fundamental concept in designing any building that claims to consume less energy. Tip: When looking at a house to possibly purchase, take a compass with you to see how well the house is oriented relative to the path of the sun. Several smartphone applications can help you track the sun’s path at a given location.
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October 23, 2013
work to the position of the sun
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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October 22, 2013
설계도
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October 13, 2013
figure out the light angles at different times of year and how it will affect interior light.
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September 22, 2013
Love the idea of planning a home for solar energy
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August 21, 2013
House optimized for sunlight and heat both summer and winter
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August 11, 2013
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July 28, 2013
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July 11, 2013
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June 18, 2013
WINTER SOLSTICE SUN ANGLE
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June 17, 2013
large glass walls/doors/windows allow lots of winter sunlight in for light and warmth, solar panels, green roof
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June 16, 2013
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June 12, 2013
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May 28, 2013
solar house on Hudson River
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May 22, 2013
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May 22, 2013
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May 20, 2013
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May 19, 2013
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May 6, 2013
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March 17, 2013
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March 12, 2013
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February 13, 2013
The ideas is not bad!
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January 8, 2013
There are a number of sites that offer a calculator for determining sun angles and optimal positioning of collectors. Just google "sun angle calculator" or something similar. But I think yours is more of an architectural question. Typically, my preference is to build a 3D model of the project in Sketchup ( http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/ ) and position the model in Google Earth to study how the sun moves across the project at various times of day and night and throughout the year. I can then adjust the architectural elements to to get the amount of sun and shade I want. A very early study of the sun across the south face of a project is shown in the image -- look at "sketchup" for floorplans
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November 25, 2012
Use of passive energy
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August 8, 2012
Need to know!!!
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July 25, 2012
Need to look into this
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July 23, 2012
Solar gain
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July 19, 2012
passive solar idea
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July 9, 2012
For another project, architect Nate Kipnis identifies the roof angles that will be required during the winter ...
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July 5, 2012
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June 11, 2012
winter solstice angles
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June 6, 2012
Angles of winter solstice.
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May 31, 2012
roof overhang for winter and summer sun angles
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May 9, 2012
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April 20, 2012
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February 21, 2012
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February 15, 2012
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February 5, 2012
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January 16, 2012
Angles, Eco friendly
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January 12, 2012
Solar Utilization
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November 29, 2011
Nice draft of solar design
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November 24, 2011
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November 23, 2011
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November 8, 2011
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November 6, 2011
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November 2, 2011
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November 1, 2011
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October 31, 2011
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October 31, 2011
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October 30, 2011
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October 30, 2011
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October 30, 2011
Solar orientation & design - Dec 21
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October 30, 2011
Great design for passive solar heating...how is the heat stored and are the windows insulated at night???
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October 30, 2011
reminder to place house to get best advantage of sun/light
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October 30, 2011
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