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This document assembles thirty descriptions of passive solar buildings in Europe. It presents the properties of their solar architecture and their conception. The main systems for collecting solar heat are the glass-houses or winter gardens and the large bay windows. The different aspects studied relate in particular to the distribution of solar supply, thermal storage, auxiliary heating and the elimination of overheating. The importance of the solar contribution is determined for individual houses, blocks of flats or non-residential buildings, according to latitudes. The economic performances and the feed-back from the occupants complete the environmental and architectural data.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12738 FR (1991) 268 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Mr. Steemers, CEC/DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 2-85744-518-1
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