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RE PIONEERS whErE thEy arE now virginia macdonald | redwood city, calif.
“It’s so obvious and so practical, and it saves so
much money. People keep talking about inventing
something to do this, but all we need is the sun.”
— Virginia Macdonald on passive solar design
Virginia Macdonald has never been one
to shrink from a challenge.
Macdonald, a fellow of the American
Institute of Architects and author of the
book Heating or Cooling Your Building
Naturally: Solar Architecture Solutions,
recently talked to SOLAR TODAY’s Corey
Dahl about her accomplishments and her
thoughts on the future of passive solar building design.
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It’s a quality she’s exhibited throughout
her life, first as a female in the male-dominat-ed world of architecture and, later, as a vocal
proponent for passive solar building design
when few people were listening.
At 91, her mantra remains, “If someone
tells you that you can’t do something, then
you’ve really got to do it.”