Expand View
Tags eastArrow.png
View All
Land Use
Habitat/Natural Resources
Whole Building
My Content
Architecture 2030
Direct Gain: Glazing
Show More
Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes
The Design Alliance Architects
One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Credit: Denmarsh Photography, Inc. (www.denmarsh.com).
Show More
Strohhaus Braun-Dubuis
Atelier Werner Schmidt
Disentis, Switzerland
Credit: Atelier Werner Schmidt.
Show More
Garthwaite Center for Science & Art, Cambridge School of Weston
Architerra Inc.
45 Georgian Road, Weston, Massachusetts, United States
Credit: Chuck Choi.
Show More
The Village, Watergate Bay
Architects Design Group
The Village, Trevarrian Hill, Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Credit: Peter Curno.
Show More
Rubner Haus Exhibition
Rubner Haus
Chienes, Bolzano, Italy
Credit: Rossano Albatici.
Show More
Greenstone Government of Canada Building
Manasc Isaac Architects
5101 50 Avenue, Yellowknife, Canada
Credit: Manasc Isaac Architects.
Show More
Vieider House
Valdaora de Sopra, Bolzano, Italy
Credit: Rossano Albatici.
Show More
Central Connecticut State University Student Center
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture in association with URS Consultants
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Credit: Tom Kessler.
Show More
Floreac Administrative Headquarters
EVR-Architecten BVBA
Lochristi, Belgium
Credit: EVR-Architecten BVBA.
Image Map
You have no starred images for this swatch. Turn filter off.

Solar glazing admits direct sunlight into a space for passive heating in winter.

Solar glazing (facing the equator) is sized to admit enough sunlight on an average sunny winter day to heat a space over the full 24-hour period.

Size solar glazing as a percentage of the floor area to be heated:

Cold Climates*

  • 16% at 28º - 40º latitude
  • 20% at 44º - 56º latitude

Temperate Climates**

  • 10% at 28º - 40º latitude
  • 13% at 44º - 56º latitude

Orient solar glazing within 15º of true south in the Northern Hemisphere, or true north in the Southern Hemisphere, and no more that 25º from either orientation. Store a portion of the heat gained during the day for release at night by locating thermal mass in the space. In very cold climates, incorporate moveable insulation over the glazing at night.

*Cold = Winter temp. -6.7ºC to -1.1ºC (20ºF to 30º F); **Temperate = Winter temp. 2.2ºC to 7.2ºC (35ºF to 45º F).  Recommendations are for residential and skin-load dominated commercial and institutional buildings.  

Edit Swatch Image

Swatch Image

Click Here to Upload Your Swatch Image

Swatch images are cropped
to 550 x 413 pixels (aspect 4:3).

Now provide caption information and pinpoint your project on the images map:

  • Cancel
    Marker status: Current position: Set Location

Re-order Swatch Images

Simply drag and drop image icons to organize your slideshow!

  • Image 1
  • Image 2
  • Image 3
  • Image 4
  • Image 5
  • Image 6
  • Image 7
  • Image 8
  • Image 9

Edit Swatch Details

Direct Gain: Glazing

Sizing Solar Glazing

The most important factor in collecting the sun’s energy is the placement and size of glazed openings.


Email Me a Copy of New Notifications
You have no notifications.

Search [close]