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- 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 deal with:
- Site Location/Positioning
Location Orientation Vegetation
Surface-to-volume ratio Overhangs Window size Shades Vents in Attic Thermal chimneys
Insulation Radiant Barrier Thermal Mass Glazing Air Spaces