Soaking up the Sun: Trombe Walls and Solar Gain

A freestanding masonry Trombe wall is added to the wood frame construction of Sueños del Cañon condos to increase energy efficiency.

The outside masonry surface is painted a dark color before the windows are installed to increase heat absorbency.

The finished wall panels have the same appearance as adjacent windows.

This illustration shows the convection heating/cooling cycle produced by a vented Trombe wall.

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