Historically Useful: Cold Climate Features

Cold Climate Historic Features


The louvered slats of these shutters are adjustable to allow for air circulation while blocking solar gain on hot days.


Used in combination with an open lower sash on the ground floor, opening the sash in double-hung windows on upper floors creates air flow to cool off rooms in warm weather without using air conditioning.


These operable shutters open and close to regulate the amount of solar heat gain or loss, and to reduce drafts in the winter.


This deciduous tree will grow to provide shade from sun in the summer when leafed out, and will let in warming winter sun.