Using Passive Solar Energy to heat your straw bale home.

Passive Solar Energy

Passive Solar Energy as a free heat source for your straw bale house. Read the article

A rule of thumb for installed window area

East side of the house 4%, west side 2%, north side 4%, and south side 7-12%. So if you had a floor plan of 1000 square feet, on the east side of the house you would allow for a total square footage of 1000 SF x 4% = 40 square feet of glass and so on.

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