Passive building design

Passive building design

Building configurations that take advantage of a natural, renewable resource like sunlight and cooling breezes. Passive design strategies typically do not involve any moving parts or mechanical processes.
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The principles of ultralow-energy building emphasize a passive building design and high-performance heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.
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