Title

Concepts In Passive Design #1 Roof Overhangs

Report Number

FSEC-DN-1

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-DN-1.pdf

Keywords

Roofs; Buildings

Abstract

A major source of heat in buildings is direct solar radiation through windows--welcome in cold weather, but a problem in hot weather. Since Florida has such a lengthy cooling season, it is most important to protect windows from the sun; however, there are times between November and March when some heat is needed. Fortunately, the change in the sun's path from summer to winter is such that a properly designed roof overhang can protect south-facing windows from the high summer sun, yet allow the lower winter sun to come in.

Date Published

4-6-1980

Subjects

Buildings - Roofs

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