The great room of the Myers home is designed to let in plenty of sun in the winter, while blocking it in the summer.
PHOTO: DAVID WRIGHT
The angle of the sun changes throughout the year, so a well-designed home can let in the sun in the winter while blocking it in the summer.
The Myers family lives in a house optimized for passive solar.
The Western Solar Farmhouse is an example of classic passive solar home design.
The floor plan of the Western Solar Farmhouse features a great room with good solar exposure and is designed to include ample porch space.