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Heating houses by sunlight

The design of the solar house

Dr Roaf's solution was the Oxford solar house. Her design for the south-facing side of the house includes:

Other features of the house that help conserve energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions include:

Gas-fired appliances are used for cooking and to heat water for the dishwasher and washing-machine in winter. Although gas is a fossil fuel, it produces far less emissions than oil or coal.




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