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sunroom

A hybrid method of passive solar design, which includes the functions and benefits of both the direct and indirect gain methods. Also called “solar greenhouses” or “solariums,” sunrooms have significant advantages over other indirect gain solutions, especially because of their ability to control the level of heat within a building. See also: Passive solar design
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We supplement the natural light with a bank of basic fluorescent light fixtures intended for workshops; fitted with grow bulbs, these lights are enough to supplement the light coming in through our windowed sunroom walls.
A A sunroom can provide wonderful living space for your family.
While you won't be getting all of your heating needs met by rooftop collectors or a passive solar design such as a sunroom, you can cut the energy used for heating your home and water by nearly half or more (and chop your bills down in the process).
The sunroom at the back of the home, where at the start of each shift she meditated, had screens and a poster.
Gardenia: While they can be coaxed to grow indoors, the rose-like, aromatic double blooms of Gardenia jasminoides probably can be enjoyed only in the bright indirect light of a sunroom. In the winter they need to stay cooler at night (55-60 degrees F) than the temperature in most homes and are very sensitive to light levels, thus they are considered high-maintenance houseplants.
"We've built more pool enclosures in the last five years than the previous 10 years combined," said Robert Randall, sunroom consultant for Tony V's Sunrooms & Spas, a retailer in Clinton Township, Mich.
Sunroom, solarium, patio cover, porch enclosure, garden room, country room, three-season room, all-season room, conservatory.
UK sales are currently three per cent ahead and core sunroom and conservatory sales in North America are in line with last year, it added.
These were sacramental activities--the anointing of the sick; his last Confession, which I glimpsed through the windowed doors of our sunroom as he talked, and even laughed, with our parish priest; and, of course, the unforgettable funeral itself, in the church where so much of our life as a family had been marked, fed, and turned back out into the world to keep on and make good.
One couple collects toy Noah's Arks and has given over their sunroom to one that is over seven feet tall.
Lance's favorite room in the house, the sunroom, is open and airy and overlooks the pool area in the backyard.