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active coolingActive cooling uses a fan to circulate air or a pump to move water in order to cool electronic components. Contrast with "passive cooling," which relies on heat sinks and vents to allow the air to dissipate. See water cooled and heat sink.
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Using passive building strategies to relieve the cooling load of a building by capitalizing on such things as predictable summer breezes or by shading windows from direct summer sunlight.
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