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  1. Building Location and Orientation

    https://greenhome.osu.edu/building-location-and-orientation

    north in the sky than it is in the winter, when the Sun tends to be lower in the southern sky. This ... winter, and will also be relieved from the sun on warm summer days. Patios and decks can also be built ... be situated on the northern side of the house, as they will act as a buffer against cold winter winds ...

  2. Reduced Air Infiltration

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    winter air infiltration can result in warm moist indoor air moving into cold envelope cavities. In either ... through doors, windows, or other openings. It happens in both the summer and winter, but is most prevalent ... in the winter since indoor-outdoor temperature differences are greatest during that time of year. ...

  3. Passive Solar Heating

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    systems. A well designed passive solar heating system will heat your home during winter or morning hours when ...

  4. Passive Solar Heating

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    systems. A well designed passive solar heating system will heat your home during winter or morning hours when ...

  5. Windows & Skylights

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    is more effective at collecting solar heat during the winter, and may be desired for your Passive ...

  6. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

    https://greenhome.osu.edu/energy-efficiency/heating-ventilation-and-air-conditioning

    improved? High summer and winter utility bills Individual rooms are more difficult to heat and cool than ...

  7. Humidity Control

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    Conversely, in winter, with lower humidity, you will feel cooler and dry since water is readily evaporating ... Methods Humidification is normally needed in winter time. Adding moisture to the air tends to be much ... winter. Ensure your home is properly sealed to reduce air infiltration. Use exhaust fans when cooking or ...

  8. Solar Hot Water

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    during the summer months than in the winter months due to heat loss to the outside air. Evacuated tube ... In Ohio, these collectors work more efficiently than flat plate collectors during the winter months, ... cost. Due to freezing conditions in Ohio, these systems cannot work in the winter time, so the system ...

  9. Natural Lighting

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    to solar radiation gains in the winter).       ​ References 1  "Natural Lighting in Home Design: ...