Stack-Effect and Clerestory Windows

STACK-EFFECT The term “stack-effect” goes back to the chimney. The heat source – in this scenario, the fire – heats up the air. Hot air rises and is discharged through the chimney, as it has a lower density than cold air. This effect can be used to replace air inside...

The 20/20 House Part 12 – Getting The Design Right

The Gruen Eco Design blog about how to convert your dream from an energy efficient home into a reality.   Over the last couple of months, we kept fine-tuning the design for our own house. Typically, all my ‘actual’ projects are a priority, so I only ever work on the...