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Can an internal greenhouse improve the thermal resistance of a glass panel wall?

I've noticed that most thermally efficient constructions limit the use of windows due to glass' low R-value. According to this, one is forced to choose between well-lit spaces or thermally efficient ...
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Is the winter time loss of heat from north facing windows and doors ever outweighed by the gain in circulation in summer?

Is there a point (USDA Agricultural zone) at which the heat loss in the winter time through north facing windows is out weighed by the gain in the circulation of cool air during the summer time. At ...
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Is there a difference in insulation to keep heat in or out?

I know that one of the best ways to save energy at home is insulation. The question is, is there a different method for keeping the heat in when it's cold and keeping the heat out when it's warm? I ...
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What is an easy way to cool off during the summer without electricity?

What are some easy ways to stay cool during the day without using electricity?