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Atlanta’s Climate Overview
This trend is expected to change with increasing winter temperatures
Check your home’s orientation to the sun
The glazing treatment, window insulation, window shading, and ventilation strategies depend on the orientation of your house. So make sure to check your home’s orientation and then plan strategies to take advantage of the prevailing climate and its benefits
Solar radiation experienced during summers and winters is different along the four axes. In winter, the sun’s path is at a lower angle, south to E-W. In summer, the sun’s path is at a high angle sun, north to E-W axis. As a result, the East and West façades receive strong solar radiation at low angles throughout the year.
Weatherization is a systemic process to make a home more comfortable, reduce energy waste and lower its carbon footprint. Weatherization can save the homeowner 20-30% on utility bills or $283 per year, with even higher savings reported in some parts of the country.
This project is made possible with the generous support of New Venture Fund/Public Interest Technology-University Network, Georgia Tech College of Design and the School of Architecture.