February 5, 2013
Exterior views of Ruth Reynolds Freeman’s Vermont solar house circa 1946. This original drawing, by Reynolds Freeman, appeared in the groundbreaking book, “Your Solar House”. (Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster)
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1946 passive design is still innovative
Anticipating today’s solar-energy movement, a talented Vermont architect tackled the technical problems of designing the first, passive-solar residence especially suited for Vermont’s variable climate.