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ASES Webinar: Passive Solar Design & Thermal Mass in an Off Grid Home
In an effort to move buildings towards zero energy and zero carbon we need to consider making buildings self-regulating through the design of the building envelope itself. A good passive solar building can maintain indoor comfort conditions with no need for electricity, fossil fuels or mechanical systems. This significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the building and improves its resiliency. Passive solar is a balance of solar gain through the windows, thermal mass and insulation. With a good understanding of the engineering principals and a careful selection of materials, passive solar can be designed into any building in any climate.

This webinar will be presented by John Spears:
John Spears is the President of the Sustainable Design Group located in Gaithersburg, Maryland and the founder of the non profit International Center for Sustainable Development. He has been a leader and visionary in sustainable design and green building since the early 1970’s. John has made a significant impact on environmental awareness through his advocacy, conversation and spotlight on sustainable development in the United States and around the world. John has contributed to the research and development many of the green guidelines used in today’s high performance buildings and many of the technologies and renewable energy systems used today.

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Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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