Course Topic 3 - Passive Solar
Video 1 - Heat Gain & Heat Loss
Video 2 - Passive Solar Cooling
Video 3 - Building Materials
Followup Activities (Required)
Item 1 is auto-marking and your response will be recorded.
- Complete the passive solar quiz
- Complete a home energy audit of your household. You can use our energy audit checklist of questions (PDF) to review all major aspects of energy usage.
Further links and resources (Optional):
Here are some videos and other content related to this topic.
- Catherine Mohr (TED Talk) – An interesting look at the embodied energy of building a new home (6 mins)
- Dan Phillips (TED Talk) - Creative houses from recycled and reclaimed materials (18 mins)
- Your Home Technical Manual - Passive Design Section
- Wikipedia pages on radiant barriers, thermal mass and others