- 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

Principles deal with:

### - Site Location/Positioning

Location
Orientation
Vegetation


### - Architectural Design

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


### - Architectural Materials

Insulation