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Garottage Passive-Solar Design and Art

These images illustrate how I aligned the design of the roof overhang of my garottage (garage-turned-cottage), its retractable awning, window placement and sizing, east-facing porch, and sculpture with the seasonally changing path of the sun. As a result, the structure is mostly heated for free in winter by the sun, and cooled for free in summer with shade.

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Chapters 4 and 5, and appendix 7 of this book are full of sun & shade harvesting strategies for buildings, landscapes, and gardens so you maximize winter sun, light, power, heating, comfort, and produce; AND summer shade, cooling, comfort, and produce!

Tips on finding your way (direction) with the sun and stars included.

Also has an appendix on wind and snow drift harvesting.

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