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Passive Solar Design

Passive solar design is an essential part of building and designing new homes. With 6 star energy ratings required and electricity and gas prices rising, being smart about designing your new home is a must.

To achieve passive solar design there are 7 key points that need to be applied

  1. Orientation

  2. Passive solar shading

  3. Thermal mass

  4. Insulation and draft sealing

  5. Correct design with zoning

  6. Appropriate glazing solutions

  7. Cross flow ventilation

McCarthy Homes has extensive experience incorporating all elements of passive solar design into every new home.

Designer Rowan Gillespie’s vast experience in custom designing energy efficient homes, will ensure that your home will improve your quality of life and reduce your energy bills.

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