As a licensed architect for over 30 years, I have designed hundreds of passive solar homes across the United States and Canada in many climate zones. The designs can be found at www.sunplans.com In 2005, I wrote and published a book on passive solar design - The Sun-Inspired House: home designs warmed and brightened by the sun. It incorporates Passive Solar Design Strategies; Guidelines for Home Building developed by NREL. My work has been published in Fine Homebuilding, Home Energy, Mother Earth News, Solar Today, and Home Power. I currently serve as the Vice-Chair of the ASES Solar Buildings Technical Division, and am on the ASES Board of Directors. I love the sun, and especially the colors and patterns created as it interacts with clouds. When not in front of my computer, I prefer outdoors to indoors. I love to travel especially when related to water and the coastlines, but enjoy the contrast of hiking and being in the mountains.