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ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN

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INTRODUCTION OF PASSIVE DESIGN

Passive design reduces or eliminates the need for auxiliary heating or cooling, which accounts for about 40% of energy use in the home...

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN

Sustainable development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet ...

BUILDING ORIENTATION FOR PASSIVE DESIGN

Good orientation can increase the energy efficiency of your building, making it more comfortable to live in and cheaper to run...

BUILDING SHADING

y shading a building and its outdoor spaces we can reduce summer temperatures, improve comfort and save energy...

FIXED SHADING DEVICES

Fixed shading devices can regulate solar access on northern elevations throughout the year, without requiring any user effort...

SHADING ACCORDING TO CLIMATE SPECIFIC RESPONSES

In high humidity climates and hot dry climates with warm winters, shade the building and outdoor living spaces throughout the year...

PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Passive solar heating is the least expensive way to heat your home. Put simply, design for passive solar heating aims to keep out summer...

PLANNING ACCORDING TO PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING

Plan carefully to ensure passive solar gain to the rooms that most need it...

PASSIVE COOLING

To be comfortable, buildings in all climates require some form of cooling at some time of the year. The most appropriate passive cooling...

PASSIVE COOLING DESIGN PRINCIPLES

To achieve thermal comfort in cooling applications, building envelopes are designed to minimise daytime heat gain, maximise night-time heat...

CLIMATE SPECIFIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Climate specific design responses and passive cooling methods are different for : 1) hot humid climates where cooling only is required ...

HYBRID COOLING SYSTEM

Hybrid cooling systems are whole house cooling solutions that employ a variety of cooling options in the most efficient and effective way...

SUSTAINABLE SITE PLANNING

All sites in their native state sustain various ecological cycles. Construction leads to disruption of various cycles as well as exert demand...

CLASSIFICATION OF PASSIVE TECHNIQUES

The Passive techniques has been classified under the following: 1. Passive Cooling 2. Passive Heating 3. Passive Day-lighting...

DESIGN OF SHADING DEVICES

The design of effective shading devices will depend on the solar orientation of a particular building facade. For example, simple fixed..

CLIMATIC FACTORS & PASSIVE ARCHITECTURAL

Energy and architecture form a natural marriage if indoor comfort and respect for environment are secured. Although energy conservation is...

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