Presentation on theme: "Architecture. Importance of Orientation Placement of the home on the lot is just as important as the house. The house’s main length should face north."— Presentation transcript:
Importance of Orientation By doing this, heating and cooling costs are minimized. This shades the house in the summer and allows solar heat in winter. This is due to the angle of the sun during the summer and winter. Higher angle in summer, lower angle in winter
Importance of Orientation Deciduous trees should be placed strategically to shade the house during summer months. During the winter months, they lose their leaves and let in solar heat.
Energy Efficient Construction Insulation Insulate all exterior stud walls with proper insulation and sheathing. Provide attic insulation Provide insulation between heated and unheated areas
Energy Efficient Construction Windows and Doors Use double-pane windows. Double weather- stripping Minimize east/west facing windows. Insulate exterior doors.
Energy Efficient Construction Natural Cooling Shade south windows with overhangs or solar treatment. Shade southeast, southwest, east, and west windows with solar shade screens, awnings, or blinds. Install ceiling fans in frequently used rooms