• 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

External links[edit | edit source]

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