|Keywords||Heating and cooling, heating, cooling, thermal insulation, energy efficiency, construction|
|SDGs Sustainable Development Goals||SDG07 Affordable and clean energy|
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|Cite as Kerri Fesenmyer (2021). "Passive cooling". Appropedia. Retrieved 2021-10-19.|
- 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
Surface-to-volume ratio Overhangs Window size Shades Vents in Attic Thermal chimneys
Insulation Radiant Barrier Thermal Mass Glazing Air Spaces