Passive Solar - Alberta Energy - Revised 1990
If you are trying to design your home to be warmed by the sun in the winter and kept cool and shaded in the summer it can be hard to find information specific to Alberta. Luckily in the early 1990s the province of Alberta published a series of books, and one was specifically about Passive solar. A lot has changed in residential construction over the last 20 years but the sun is still the same. You can download the entire pdf here, or to see more of the publications in this series visit the Alberta Government Library - Great West Life Site, 6th floor, 9920 - 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta.
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Mid-Course Correction - Ray C. Anderson
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The Sacred Balance - David Suzuki
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A Short History of Progress - Ronald Wright
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Worldchanging: A Users Guide for the 21st Century - Alex Steffen
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Ecoholic [When you're addicted to the planet] - Adria Vasil
When the world's environmental woes get you down, turn to Ecoholic, Canada's best resource for practical tips and products that help you do your part for the earth.
The Sustainability Advantage - Bob Willard
"The Sustainability Advantage" shows that the business benefits of sustainable development strategies are quantifiable and real.