Living Off The Grid: Designing Your Home (Advice Videos)

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The success of any off grid homestead starts with the design of your home! How can you be self sufficient and rely on solar or wind or hydro and not address the home design?

A Passive solar design takes advantage of a building’s site, climate, and materials to minimize energy use. A well-designed passive solar home first reduces heating and cooling loads through energy-efficiency strategies and then meets those reduced loads in whole or part with solar energy.

Passive design is practiced throughout the world and has been shown to produce buildings with low energy costs, reduced maintenance, and superior comfort. DO not overlook this key point when going off the grid. IF YOU have the opportunity to design and build your own home...THINK before you build.

Starry shares how they incorporated into their design passive solar and thermal mass!
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