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CLIMATE ZONE 10

  • Case Studies
  • Home Remodeling Strategies
  • Condo/apartment Strategies
  • Regional Resources

Following are case studies of houses that use energy-saving design strategies in YOUR climate zone.







Following are preferred energy-saving remodeling strategies for homes in YOUR climate zone.

Use the links on the highlighted category labels to learn about similar strategies, and use the glossary for any terms that are unclear. (To review the rating system for the design strategies, please click how to...)

Mass Surface Absorptance Sun Collectors
Daylight Reflecting Surfaces Skylights
Exterior Surface Color External Shading
Photovoltaic Roofs and Walls Glass Types
Low Contrast Water Wall
Separated or Combined Window Openings Use Planting Next to Building Skin
Arrange Openings for Air Flow Roof Monitors and Stack Ventilation
South Facing Windows Ceiling Fans
Radiant Floor Heating
   
For more intensive remodeling projects,
consider these design basics.
 
Building Orientation Skin Thickness & Insulating Materials
Attic and Basement Buffer Zones Vapor Barriers
Air Shafts for House Heat Recovery Tight Construction Detailing

There are currently no specific condo or apartment strategies available for this climate zone. Check the blog for articles about "low-hanging fruit" or email the GDC to make suggestions.

There are currently no regional resources available for this climate zone. Check back or email the GDC to make suggestions.




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