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Passive cooling

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Definitions[edit]

- 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]

Principles deal with:


- Site Location/Positioning[edit]

Location 
Orientation
Vegetation

- Architectural Design[edit]

Surface-to-volume ratio
Overhangs
Window size
Shades
Vents in Attic
Thermal chimneys

- Architectural Materials[edit]

Insulation
Radiant Barrier
Thermal Mass
Glazing
Air Spaces

Interwiki links[edit]