Utilizing trombe walls with much success in Cincinnati

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Hi Chuck,

I’ve just moved out into an early 1900’s home in Mt Auburn and need to replace a bathroom with window. I’m curious if you have any experience with or knowledge of folks utilizing trombe walls with much success in Cincinnati’s relatively cloudy climate.

Thanks,
Peter Moorhouse

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Hi Peter,

The best example of a trombe wall in Cincinnati, I’ve found, is the Zumwalt Residence.
http://green-cincinnati.com/zumwalt-residence-tour/

Zumwalt Residence tour

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July 14, 2010 – 6-7 p.m. – Zumwalt Residence tour as part of the Cincinnati State Alternative Energy Sources course – true Geothermal, air ground-cooling tubes, 9008 Decima St., Blue Ash, OH 45242. Joe Davis’s site, the current owner, will be giving the tour. His site includes construction and other technical details of the underground home. RSVP to Chuck.Lohre@Green-Cincinnati.com or …