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Home  >  Energy Alternatives  >   Sustainable Season Extension: Considerations for Design (Summary)

Sustainable Season Extension: Considerations for Design


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By David Ryan, PE and Tammy Hinman

Published September 2011

Updated September 2011

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Introduction

Growing food in cold climates can be difficult, but utilizing season-extension techniques, such as cold frames, hoop houses, and greenhouses, can help overcome these challenges. This publication assesses several greenhouse design elements and their effectiveness at extending the growing season in cold climates.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Methodology
Basic Design Principles
Solar Orientation
Glazing
Heat Loss
Heat Balance
Weather in Butte, Montana
Heat Storage
Conclusion
References
Further Resources

Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.

 

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