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WHEN B Some key desig ORIENTATION FOR the most of the sun should be on the no as bathroom and la windows and glazin windows on the sou THERMAL MASS – positioned to captu the day. Consider in INSULATION – the builder if the wall fra more insulation. mid summer mid winter H moisture by drying clothes outside, and using extractor fans and rangehoods that are vented outside. If the ground beneath your home is damp you may also benefit from an underfloor vapour barrier. area of shade Regardless of how your house is built or the improvements you’ve made, don’t forget that simple everyday behaviours also affect health and comfort, such as closing curtains at night to stop heat loss (thermally lined curtains are most effective) and opening windows regularly to let in fresh air. Calculate sun angles and o 24