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What does the term "passive solar design" mean?
FAQs - General Questions

Passive solar building design involves the modelling, selection and use of appropriate passive solar technologies to maintain the building at a desired temperature range (usually based around human thermal comfort) throughout the sun's daily and annual cycles. As a result it generally minimizes the use of active solar, renewable energy and especially fossil fuel technologies.



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"E-WIRE" lights by Andy Horn

The Eco Design lighting range is made from local or recycled materials. Standing Floor Lamps, Desk Lamps, Pendant Lights and Chandeliers are available. The lamp stands are from locally moon phase harvested alien timber. Recycled car parts are used as bases. Various paper shades & low energy LED light bulbs provide good lighting and create a beautiful atmosphere.

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We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

All our manuals are also now available as E-Book downloads. Click here for the E-Books.