Passive design

Passive design

Building design and placement in home construction that permits the use of natural thermal processes—convection, absorption, radiation, and conduction—to support comfort levels and reduce or eliminate the need for mechanical systems for these purposes.
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Fuel Conditioning System -- Market Dynamics Fuel conditioning system boosts the performance: The prime advantage of having the fuel conditioning system is that it incorporates simple technology, passive design with low maintenance and least operator attention.
Beyond adopting passive design strategies such as natural ventilation and building orientation to reduce heat gain, HDB is also exploring other solutions that can improve thermal comfort for our residents.
Passive design principles along with computer modelling and wind tunnel tests were used to maximise the effectiveness of the physical enclosure to ensure player and spectator comfort, it stated.
At the start of the project, it was established that the house design would be based on passive design principles, which take
The EcoHaus project has developed five strategies that influence the passive design or form of a building so as to have much less heat gain within.
A rigorous design approach, prioritising the use of passive design strategies, limited the number of unit types and facilitated the use of pioneering modular construction which has improved build quality and construction timeframes."
According to EmiratesGBC, its report "presents the challenges and opportunities to nZEB in the UAE, sustainability and building strategies, energy conservation measures, and passive design in nZEBs", as well as case studies on the participating properties, energy indicators of nZEBs, and energy analysis.
This passive design strategy supports a decrease in HVAC use and resulting lower utility bills, plus a 40 per cent reduction in water consumption.
(For more on the project, read "Breath of Fresh Air" on page 38.) In awarding the project a 2017 AIA COTE Top Ten Award by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (COTE), the awards jury noted that its passive design strategies are a model for hospitals around the world.
The architectural expression of the building employs a number of vernacular and passive design elements grounded in Middle East architecture that are applied in a modern cultural and aesthetic way.
Their topics include simulating passive design strategies of rural residential buildings in severe cold regions of northeast China, increasing transportation efficiencies and reducing emissions within a city, towards smart urban transportation system in the Zimbabwean city of Harare, smart city solutions for India: learning from the best practices around the world, and total quality management in smart city development.
Passive design strategies, such as orienting the building carefully, using natural ventilation where possible, and incorporating overhands and exterior fins, serve as a kind of built-in demand response because they're "always on" to minimize the building's load profile, the authors explain.

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