re: opinions of enertia - passive solar designers
18 oct 2000
>"tim" wrote in message
>> i'm considering plunking down $200,000+ on building a passive solar
>> home and just came across a company in north carolina (us) called
>> enertia building systems (www.enertia.com).
>> they claim that their houses require no heating or cooling at all...
>norman saunders made houses similar...
no, he did not.
from enertia's hairbrained website:
>fuel free energy
>frequently asked questions
>q: how can you stay warm in a house with no insulation in the walls?
>a: while insulation holds in energy, it also keeps it out! that solar
>energy falling on your conventional home on a clear winter day is
>stopped by insulated walls. the way to gather and use that energy is
>with carefully sized solid wooden walls, with thermal inertia, and
>thermal lag, and a way of distributing that energy and storing it away...