- Naturally cooling an area by using specific building designs and materials
Energy; Its Use and the Environment states Passive Cooling to be: "A less expensive solution to summer cooling by controlling the heat a building gains from its environment."
Passive cooling refers to technologies or design features used to cool houses naturally, such as those technologies discussed in the Passive house project.
Principles[edit | edit source]
Principles deal with:
- Site Location/Positioning[edit | edit source]
Location Orientation Vegetation
- Architectural Design[edit | edit source]
Surface-to-volume ratio Overhangs Window size Shades Vents in Attic Thermal chimneys
- Architectural Materials[edit | edit source]
Insulation Radiant Barrier Thermal Mass Glazing Air Spaces