Enjoy this article about the new research out of University of Oregon on skylights and their benefits for passive house heating.
Heating houses is a major energy suck. Behind passenger cars and trucking, it’s the largest energy draw in the United States.
But it turns out homeowners looking to stay warm don’t need to rely just on a pile of electrons or a pipeful of methane.
Research out of the University of Oregon shows that, even on the cloudy western sides of Oregon and Washington, a large chunk of our heating needs could be met with a few well-positioned (and well-managed) skylights.