Tradeoffs of passive heating and cooling strategies
Has there been any conclusive research done on how to negotiate the tradeoffs of passive heating and cooling strategies based on climate and location? Most specifically, should things such as light-colored roofs and minimal east- and west-facing windows be done in all climates in the U.S. or does it depend on whether or not your climate is predominantly heating or cooling. I have heard both positions from different building science experts.
If anyone has numbers to back up their opinion, that would be greatly appreciated!
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