RWPS #10 - LEED and Sun Angles

 

BB2C-10 Problem Scenario: LEED and Sun Angles

Problem Description

A local home owner wants to build a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified home in your neighborhood. This owner would like all of the south-facing windows on the house to be shaded in the summer, but exposed to the sunlight in the winter. Based on your location and calculated sun angles, what options does the home owner have to achieve this goal? Will the roof overhang need to be deeper? Are there other methods of shading other than extending the edges of the roof?

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