Passive Solar Design: Zero-energy Housing
This resource challenges students to design and build a one‐bedroom model house within the design constraints, utilising passive solar heating techniques to warm up the house as much as possible and sustain that temperature for as long as possible. After the design and build process, students test their house and record temperature changes, before analysing the data to compare their design with those of other groups. The activity was produced by IBM.
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- Design challenge handout (activity sheet)
- Passive solar design rubric
- Design ideas to cover (teachers' notes)
- Teacher testing steps: zero-energy housing project
- Analysis and results: zero-energy housing project (activity sheet)
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Design skills, Engineering, Science, Physics|
|Published||2010 to date|
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