Passive Solar in China: Traditional and New

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The authors' observations of a tradition of passive solar architecture in northern China are described. Tendencies for modern buildings to depart from this tradition are noted. Major passive solar research programs are discussed and experimental buildings are illustrated. It is concluded that the Chinese could realize a major advantage by combining their strong tradition of passive solararchitecture with modern insulation methods and improved glazing systems.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages7
    StatePublished - 1986

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-250-2934


    • architecture
    • building technologies
    • passive solar design


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