Still the World s Most Advanced Text on Earth Sheltering and Passive Solar Design Passive Annual Heat Storage PAHS is a method of collecting heat in the summertime, by cooling the home naturally, storing it in the earth naturally, then returning the heat to the home in the winter It includes extensive use of natural heat flow methods and the arrangement of building materials to direct heat from wherever you get it to wherever you want it, all without using machinery to make it work With the rising cost of energy, all home builders should become familiar with basic PAHS principles The goal of Passive Annual Heat Storage is to provide a method of placing building materials and organizing construction so the comfortable environments produced are continuously pleasant The resulting subterranean home interiors are balanced with the natural environment and are able to extract all of their energy needs from their surroundings without using any commercial energy sources Thus, there is no longer any need for using mechanical devices or causing any disruption in global ecosystems Build a home that naturally stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer...
|Title||:||Passive Annual Heat Storage: Improving the Design of Earth Shelters (2013 Revision)|
|Publisher||:||Rocky Mountain Research Center 3 edition November 17, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
|File Size||:||579 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Passive Annual Heat Storage: Improving the Design of Earth Shelters (2013 Revision) Reviews
OK, now where are the data? The website provided in the book is dead. The Rocky Mountain Research Center has no website, street address or working phone, ergo no available supporting information for the claims made by this author. The bibliography has less than a dozen citations with nothing cited more recently than 1982. Any fully functioning PAHS homes are secreted away and unavailable for information. Oh right, that would be the non-existent data from the seemingly non-existent RMRC. C'mon guys....
This is one of the top 3 books I have in my collection. ( about 50 books on housing ) and I re-read bits of it fairly often.
This book has what other books about earth-sheltered buildings do not; a scientific approach, complete with numbers, to how the earth actually helps heat/cool a building. Not surprising as John Hait is a trained Engineer. The only drawback is that his explanations of how things work are sometimes perfunctory and could benefit from proof reading by a 3rd party to see if they make sense.
Written in fairly non technical terms, "Passive Annual Heat Storage improving the design of Earth Shelters", doesn't tell you much about how to design your house. It describes a means of heating/cooling the place using nature itself.
The theory section is great and makes a lot of sense. The "application" part, not so much. Kind of try it and let us know how it works.
The theory behind PAHS. Interesting.
Good in sight full reading, out of sight out of mind housing for stormy locations inland. Think northeast Minn.
Storing the excess heat of summer to warm your home in the winter is possible if you can implement the plans in this book.