Passive solar building design
In passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. This is call...
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Material May Offer Cheaper Alternative To Smart Windows
If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the th...
Transparent Light Shutters: Windows That Act Like An LCD Screen
The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters. A novel liquid c...
Smart glass - SmartGlass drives in Top Gear...
SmartGlass International was approached to quote this project at the early design stages and to investigate whether the concept would be viable. ...
Solar hot water storage tank
A hot water storage tank (also called a hot water tank, thermal storage tank, hot water thermal storage unit, heat storage tank and hot water cylinder) is a water tank that is used for storing hot wat...
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Material May Offer Cheaper Alternative To Smart Windows
If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the th...
Ibo Bonilla
Ibo Bonilla Oconitrillo (Alajuela, 1951) is an architect, sculptor, mathematician and educator of Costa Rica. He has Costa Rican and Spanish nationality.He is known mainly because of the creation of B...
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Passive cooling
Passive cooling is a building design approach that focuses on heat gain control and heat dissipation in a building in order to improve the indoor thermal comfort with low or nil energy consumption. Th...
Trevor Lee
Trevor Lee is an Australian architect who has directed himself to energy issues in the built environment since his graduation with honours from the University of Melbourne in 1976. From 1985 to 1989, ...
Trombe wall
A Trombe wall is a passive solar building technique where a wall is built on the winter sun side of a building with a glass external layer and a high heat capacity internal layer separated by a layer ...
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Alan Pears
Alan Pears, AM, is an environmental consultant, and a pioneer of energy efficiency policy in Australia since the late 1970s.In the 1980s, Pears worked on the Home Energy Advisory Service, star-rating ...
Sarah Nettleton
Sarah Nettleton (born October 1, 1950) is an American architect, landscape designer, and author. She is the founder of Sarah Nettleton Architects, based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Sarah Nettleton wa...
Seasonal thermal energy storage
Seasonal thermal energy storage (or STES) is the storage of heat or cold for periods of up to several months. The thermal energy can be collected whenever it is available and be used whenever needed, ...
Light tube
Light tubes or light pipes are physical structures used for transporting or distributing natural or artificial light for the purpose of illumination, and are examples of optical waveguides. In their ...
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Heliotrope (building)
The Heliotrope is an environmentally friendly house designed by the German architect Rolf Disch who also designed the Sonnenschiff (Sun Ship). Three such houses exist in Germany, the first experimenta...
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Solar Settlement
The Solar Settlement is a 59 PlusEnergy home housing community in Freiburg, Germany. Solar architect Rolf Disch wanted to apply his PlusEnergy concept, created originally with his Heliotrope home, to...
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Smart film
Smart film, also called Switchable film, is a product that is capable of adjusting light transmission between transparent and opaque using AC power. Due to moisture sensitivity, earlier versions of th...
Smart glass
Smart glass or switchable glass — also called smart windows or switchable windows in its application to windows or skylights — refers to glass or glazing that changes light transmission p...
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Rolf Disch Solar Architecture
Rolf Disch Solar Architecture, creators of the Heliotrope as well as several other visionary green building projects, is based in the solar city Freiburg, Germany. Led by solar pioneer Rolf Disch, wh...
Rolf Disch Solar Architecture - Wikipedia
Solar Building
The Solar Building, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the world's first commercial building to be heated primarily by solar energy. It was built in 1956 to house the engineering firm of Frank Br...
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Thermal energy storage
Thermal energy storage (TES) is achieved with greatly differing technologies that collectively accommodate a wide range of needs. It allows excess thermal energy to be collected for later use, hours, ...
Félix Trombe
Felix Trombe (1906 in Nogent, France – 1985 in Ganties, France) was a French engineer.He is best known for his pioneering work in passive solar building design with the Trombe wall, which bears ...
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Barra system
The Barra system is a passive solar building technology developed by Horazio Barra in Italy. It uses a collector wall to capture solar radiation in the form of heat. It also uses the thermosiphon eff...
Hot water storage tank
A hot water storage tank (also called a hot water tank, thermal storage tank, hot water thermal storage unit, heat storage tank and hot water cylinder) is a water tank that is used for storing hot wat...
Hot water storage tank - Wikipedia
Sun Ship (building)
The Sun Ship is a large integrated office/retail building designed by architect Rolf Disch and located in Freiburg directly next to the Solar Settlement by the same designer. It uses 60,000 sq. ft. fo...
Sun Ship (building) - Wikipedia
Rolf Disch
Rolf Disch is a German architect, solar energy pioneer and environmental activist who has contributed greatly to the advancement and efficiency of solar architecture internationally. Born in Freiburg ...
Rolf Disch - Wikipedia
Derek Fuller Wrigley

Derek Fuller Wrigley born in Oldham, Lancashire, England on 16 February 1924, studied architecture at the College of Art and Design, graduating in 1945. He acquired qualifications in structural e...