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This is a very good book on this subject.
If you are a seasoned handyman looking to build your own home or someone who is wanting to design a home to reduce their carbon footprint - you will buy this book.
This book is a near soup-to-nuts presentation of James Kachadorian's patented passive solar design.
Interesting but the author I think is not really updated or knowledgeable of other methods apart from his. He only talks about the specific solution he devised.Published 7 months ago by José Ignacio Castro
I have the earlier edition of this book. From the description it appears the main difference is the inclusion of software in the 2nd Edition, so I believe my comments are still... Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. D Johnson
I am so looking forward to designing a house using the patented (expired) floor layout to both heat and cool my soon to be built home. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by GoldenHVAC
Somewhat dated info, but useful and historically interesting. Apparently his floor system is no longer used. Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by Robert Bissett
Well explained and illustrated. Software lacks finesse in user interface. System should apply most anywhere, but do require your calculations to provide full benefit. Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by JimLudden
In these tumultuous times of higher oil and gas prices it is good to know there is an alternative way of heating a home. Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by JJ Diamond
This is a very good book on this subject. However, the best book I have found is Daniel D. Chiras, "The Solar House". Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by Robert Borst
The author, in my layman's opinion, is too focused on the details. I think a lot of the laborious calulations could be greatly reduced into simple rules of thumb. Read morePublished on August 30, 2008 by Idaho
This book is a near soup-to-nuts presentation of James Kachadorian's patented passive solar design. The patent had expired when the author released this book. Read morePublished on November 4, 2007 by R. McKown