Ever wondered how much actual benefit you get from the sun shining in?
How The Sun’s Energy Warms Your Home.
Basically when the suns energy (which includes both visible and invisible energy such as Infra Red and Ultra Violet [UV] radiation) hits your window three things happen to the energy:
Reflection – Plain glass [read more…]
Have you ever wondered why it gets so HOT in the roof space on a sunny day?
Well there is a lot of Energy coming from the Sun . . . .approximately 1.37 kw /m2 shines on the Earth
By the time the solar energy gets through the atmosphere to the ground it’s about 1kw/m2 [read more…]
Lots of people say you can’t get a sustainable house from a standard builder . . . . but I disagree!
As an example I have started with this standard floor plan from the ‘MYPAD’ design of HomeStart, Perth first home buyer grant specialist.
Here is how I would look to get most sustainable performance [read more…]
Here is a new town house development in Melbourne.
Just a couple of ‘small’ problems
Those huge master bedroom windows face west so they are going to get the summer sun all day from around 2.00pm until late in the evening. What makes it worst is it has full length mirrored wardrobes on the [read more…]
I saw these north facing windows the other day.
In spite of the architectural detailing this is a lesson on how to stuff up shading!
Its less than an hour from Midday and already most of the window is out of the shade. If you want to know how to [read more…]