My interest in indoor climate grew from having a solar-passive house built for me in 1998. This page links to information about the house.
Links to pages and blog posts on Indoor Climate are in the side-bar on the right, in the panel “Indoor Climate Blog and Pages”.
Pages about my house
An essay review
A brief review of the concept of the house and the features included in it is in “House Profile 1999”.
A courtyard added to the house in 2015 is described in “A heat-control courtyard”.
Photo galleries for my house
Photos of the exterior and interior, and a house plan can be seen in “Award Photos 1999”.
I have used two photo-galleries to show the history of how the house was built:
* The first, “Building Photos: Start”, shows some preparations, then the early phases of building, up to completing the wall frames.
* The second, “Building Photos: Finishing”, shows later phases of building, from the laying of bricks for internal thermal mass walls to the rendering of the walls with an acrylic texture coating.
A gallery “House Photos 2016” displays photos of various projects, including a courtyard and an automated louvre.
“Indoor Climate” Blog Posts
Climate indoors compared to climate outdoors
Indoor/outdoor maximum and minimum scatter-plots
Indoor versus outdoor temperatures through the year
Cold season house performance
House June warmth profiles: I averages
House June warmth profiles: II west wing
House June warmth profiles: III east wing
House June warmth profiles: IV clear-story model
Hot season house performance
House response to abnormal weather
Temperature range at points inside and outside the house
Comparing different houses
Managing my solar-passive house
New House Features from 2015
About the House
“Renew” forum thread “Low-energy houses”
There is a very informative forum thread called “Low-energy houses”. It is in the section “Sustainable Building” of “Alternative Technology Association Forums”. I was a main contributor to this thread, which had some 300 posts on it.
The Initial Post of 11/04/2008 was in my own name (Garry Speight). Later, from 11/06/2010, I posted as “Catopsilia”, until the forum was closed in October 2017.
Recently, the Alternative Technology Association, re-named “Renew”, has enabled access to the archive of their forums here:
Most of my posts to the “Low-energy houses” forum were about my own experience with my high-mass solar-passive house, hoping to benefit from discussion.
I also made a point of cross-referencing other relevant threads in the forum by using links. Links to other threads in the original forum are now broken, of course, but the posts can be found in the archive by their topic names. I listed the most relevant threads in a post on “Low-energy houses” dated 15 August 2016.
All the links to my graphics dated earlier than April 2014 are lost, due to the “Photobucket” website withdrawing support. Later graphics links are to my own website.