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Solar core

Birkeland, Janis (2003) Solar core. [Design/Architectural Work]

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Description

A simple system is needed for storing heat and coolness created by passive solar design in existing low-income housing world-wide. Birkeland’s Solar Core (2003) coincidentally combines the attributes of a ‘solar chimney’ (which draws hot air out of the building), ‘wind tower’ (which draws cool air into a building) and ‘Trombe wall’ (which stores and circulates heat and coolness).The Solar Core is a new passive solar design concept to facilitate the ecological retrofitting of homes.

The project is being constructed by a green builder in the USA who has promised to test it and report on how it performs. It has been presented in several talks and class lectures since 2003.

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ID Code: 21223
Item Type: Creative Work (Design/Architectural Work)
Additional Information: The Solar Core appears in Hargroves K and Smith M (eds), 2005, “The Natural Advantage of Nations – Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century”, Earthscan, United Kingdom, London
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Brisbane
Keywords: Passive Solar Design, Sustainable Development, Ecological Retrofitting, Thermal Storage
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2009 14:44
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:53

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