Solar Shelter Design Course

  • Tue, January 26, 2016
  • 6:45 PM
  • Sun, March 06, 2016
  • 9:45 PM
  • Bridgewater High School

Solar Nova Scotia offers practical courses on designing and building Solar Homes, Additions and Greenhouses. There is a  Passive Solar Home Design Course  for the general public and a separate course for those in design and construction. The instructor is 35-year-experienced solar designer-builder, Don Roscoe.

  1. SOLAR BASICS for electricity, active and passive heating with water & air, and affordability.
  2. CLIMATE CONTROL for comfort and health, energy and the environment
  3. SITE DESIGNING, working with nature, creating microclimates and integrating the shelter
  4. SHELTER DESIGNING, bringing you, your needs and your site together
  5. MAKING IT HAPPEN, costing, controlling costs, contracting and doing it yourself 

This is offered as a six evening course in Bridgewater, Chester, or Halifax; Spring, Winter & Fall. With demand, locally organized weekend versions may be offered in other locations. 

Bridgewater High School, Bridgewater - Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm January 26 to March 6. (902-541-4367)

Forest Heights High School, Chester - Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm January 26 to March 6. (902-275-2712)

The fee is $80 for students, $90 for single, or $150 for couples. This includes handouts. Optional textbooks ($15 / $35). Please register by calling (902) 852-4758 or e-mail   


A one day course, covering ground insulation frost protection, heat storage slabs, air re-circulation and related topics. Includes detail sheets, drawings and a DVD with the visuals. 

KENTVILLE: Saturday, February 20 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Register with Ashley Roch (902) 825-6280 or

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