Passionate Passive Solar Home

Chapel Hill, NC

The Owners of this Passive Solar Home were passionate about building for others with Habitat for Humanity, & wanted to actively participate in the construction of their own house as well.  

 

Green Building technologies, passive solar design, & plenty of sweat equity have completed this Chapel Hill Home.      

 

We designed windows & overhangs on the south side that would allow warm sunlight to enter during winter, but would remain cool & shaded during summer.  

 

A thick Concrete Slab floor captures warmth & releases it slowly.  Radiant heat, high R values on the insulation, & thoughtful design details will make this an environmentally friendly & economically easy home to live in.