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Passive cooling & heating, I especially like the concept of adding humidity through a conservatory


Passive Cooling Techniques Diagram


To add passive cooling to the house you can utilize what are sometimes called “Geo-coupled thermal tubes”, simple pipes or passages below ground where hot air is cooled before entering the shelter....SO AWESOME!


Passive Heating and Cooling The main site has so much neat stuff!!!


Passive Thermal Cooling. I wonder if it's possible to do something similar for a Tiny House. This is pretty neat for me since my current house plans have a shed roof like this.


great passive solar design- I would plant row of deciduous trees in front of glass so that in the winter that could act as a giant trombe wall but be shaded to keep it cool in the summer. Trees that max out at 2 stories would allow south face 3rd level roof to accommodate panels!


A Trombe wall is a passive solar building technique where a wall is built on the winter sun side of a building with a glass external layer and a high heat capacity internal layer separated by a layer of air. Heat in close to UV spectrum passes through the glass almost unhindered then is absorbed by the wall that then re-radiates in the far infrared spectrum which does not pass back through the glass easily, hence heating the inside of the building.


Passive cooling - Cooling your house with a heat pump from Thermia

from Green Planet

Passive Solar Energy

green building 101, sustainable design, green design, green architecture, energy efficiency, green insulation, LEED


stones used to retain heat in a passive solar heating wall // perhaps a natural stone barrier could be integrated into a cabin exterior wall for insolation