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Brick walls and concrete slab floors are good examples of thermal mass.
The direction of the views should be considered when looking at a parcel of land. The aim in solar passive design principles is to elongate your home’s north face as much as possible and fill it with a large percentage of glazing for optimal home performance. Therefore, north-facing views are ideal and generally your best option. South-facing views will require you to increase the southern glazing of your home to capture these views. Subsequently, this will require you to use higher spec glazing so your home can still utilise solar passive design principles to stay warm in the cooler months.How passive design can slash your energy bills
Horizontal and vertical. While we often think of floors such as concrete when we think of thermal mass, it can also be used vertically, such as internal walls made of brickwork.