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Natural illumination.  Of course, this all depends where you live and what your window orientation is.  At my latitude, I don't have to worry about not getting enough solar penetration into a room because at mid-winter, the sunlight penetrates almost 5 metres.

Diagrams shows a room that using light shelves to create a bright area, as well as allows natural sun light to fall on the other side of the room. The diagrams also show light shelves being used to direct passive light inside the room.

Passive cooling & heating, I especially like the concept of adding humidity through a conservatory:

Passive cooling & heating, unique for such a diagram to include a conservatory area. Indoor gardens, wall gardens, conservatory areas etc have a huge role to play in eco-friendly design.

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this is pretty much exactly how we are builing our retirement home in SC. Only it will be a little deeper but all spaced will be completely open to the windows in the front creating bay-like sections in the home for different rooms.

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GREAT windows - This seems like a good idea for a tiny home - to bring in light & a tiny view where you don't want to sacrifice wall space.

Daylighting | Passive Strategies | UT Zero Energy House | University of Tennessee Knoxville

Daylighting—the use of windows or skylights for natural lighting and temperature regulation—is one building strategy that can save money for homeowners and businesses. see the advantages of LIGHT SHELVES.

Good, clear presentation of Seasonal Window Considerations for Passive Solar homes. Windows must be climate sensitive: check to see if they show be double or triple paned, or even covered with a thermal shade in coldest climates.

How can passive solar design be warm in the winter and cool in the summer? If properly designed and built, a passive solar building will take full advantage of

SHADING Fixed louvres are set so that spacing between louvres is 75% of their width, angled for mid-winter sun height to allow winter sun but block summer sun.

SHADING Fixed louvres are set so that spacing between louvres is of their width, angled for mid-winter sun height to allow winter sun but block summer sun.

windcatcher diagrams

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link didn't take me to this, so this is more like a marker to look this up later. Natural stack ventilation a. solar chimney - all function on Bernoulli's Principle

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passive cooling including wind catches that act as an insulator (like an attic) and air pocket to keep hot air stored or the cool night air.

Southern facing windows for passive solar heating in winter, and ventilation in the summer

Southern facing windows for passive solar heating in winter, and ventilation in the summer could design a chicken coop like this.

A house with a wide northern face is set at an angle of up to 15 degrees west of solar north with living areas on the north side. Shrubbery is planted on the east and west sides of the back half of the house.

ORIENTATION A house with a wide northern face is set at an angle of up to 15 degrees west of solar north with living areas on the north side. Shrubbery is planted on the east and west sides of the back half of the house.