Definition of sunspace in English:



North American
  • A room or area in a building having a glass roof and walls and intended to maximize the power of the sun's rays.

    • ‘The couple also felt it was important to personally visit other homes where sunspaces had been installed by the manufacturer they were about to select.’
    • ‘In fact, a well-designed sunspace can provide up to 60% of a home's winter heating requirements.’
    • ‘This development also demonstrates that the attractiveness of sunspaces can lead occupants to annex them as additional living space with fitted carpets etc which can compromise their effectiveness.’
    • ‘Solariums are usually considerable larger than sunspaces and may also be used as living space.’
    • ‘It's easy to understand why sunspaces are the most popular passive retrofit.’
    • ‘In fact, well-designed sunspaces can provide up to 60% of a home's winter heating requirements.’
    • ‘What's more, despite the many styles available, sunspaces simply won't blend with certain types of architecture.’
    • ‘A modern variation on the porch is the sunroom or sunspace, conservatory, greenhouse, or solarium.’
    • ‘The air heater wall should be inside a sunspace, to keep it warmer during the day, when losses are greatest.’
    • ‘As stated earlier in this report on the hypothesis page, we believe the sunspace will overheat on sunny days.’
    • ‘The project examines the performance and use of sunspaces in order to market then in such a manner that maximises their energy saving potential and to avoid misuse with the associated energy losses.’
    • ‘These solar sunspaces can also incorporate passive solar energy to help supplement heat to your home in the winter.’
    • ‘The functional outdoor living spaces include an outdoor dining porch, front porch / sunspace, laundry room (now located in the garage), cool tower, and outdoor ‘cowboy’ shower.’
    • ‘This was something I put together as a kind of experiment to see if a little sunspace made from scrap lumber and some poly sheeting could collect any useful heat.’
    • ‘Heat is collected from the upper part of the sunspace and blown via ducting to other areas of the house.’
    • ‘Night time insulation of windows and sunspaces is equally important.’