Deep earth coupled thermal mass wall
I had an idea for a house I’m designing, and I was wondering if there way anything in it. It would be in a fairly hot, dry climate, but not far from the coast, so there would be marine layer. My idea is to build a thermal mass wall that continues through the slab and six to eight feet into the earth where the more stable, cooler temperatures could wick heat away. Do you think that would be effective, assuming proper placement of the thermal mass?
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