Passive Annual Heat Storage: Improving the Design of Earth Sheltered Homes

Using passive annual heat storage, earth sheltered homes can draw heat from the earth all year long.



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This geodesic dome is a new type of earth sheltered home.
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Passive annual heat storage makes more extensive use of the earth as insulation that other earth sheltered home designs.
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Another photo of the earth sheltered geodesic dome.
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Comparison of temperature swings in a conventional and modified earth sheltered home.
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