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This is one of the better pictures that shows how the sun moves throughout the seasons.
Knowing this is key to the design of your house and you will see below how we used the concepts. The book unfortunately has been out of print but I heard it may be reprinted.
As you can see from this section view of the house the winter sun penetrates deeply making it exceptionally bright in December and January. This also adds valuable heat reducing our heating bill. But the summer sun is shaded by the overhangs as it never hits the glass reducing air conditioning loads. Yet it rises and sets about 10 degrees to the north of the east-west axis in the summer. This varies by latitude and is for our area at 36 degrees N latitude.
Below are interior shots showing the sun's movements through the year In December and January the sun penetrates deep within the house. This contributes to both a very bright home and we gain a lot of heat on sunny days.
The sun penetrates the deepest on the winter solstice on Dec 21st. This warms it through the day and with good insulation and a warmed concrete floor the heat last most of the night as well.
The sun begins to shine brightly into the the house at the end of September and is waning by mid March. This is the sun's position at noon in September and mid March, the spring and fall equinox. Simple-ply roofing: Carlisle Rubber. Insulation: Owens Corning Fiberglass, Upjohn. Roof drains: J.
Interior Paint: Bruning Paint Co. Hinges: Mckinne.
Lockers and Door closers: Russwin. Automatic door holder: Rixzon-firemark. Smoke sensor: Simplex, Inc.
Handrails; Oak Burrough Ornamental Steel. Lighting: Moldcast lighting, H. Williams, Lightolier.
Lavatories and water closets: American-Standard. Flush valves: Sloan.
Water fountains: Halls. Heat pump: Trane.
Unit Heaters: Markell Heating Systems. Diffuser strip: Titus Mfg.
Programmable thermostat: Smart Stat. Solar water heating tank: Ford. Flat plate solar Collector: Sunworks.