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

Passive cooling & heating, unique for such a diagram to include a conservatory area. Indoor gardens, wall gardens, conservatory areas etc have a huge role to play in eco-friendly design.

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Passive Cooling: Rock Wall. A Natural Thermostat:    "Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering the solar gain. At night the rocks give heat back into into the air as the temperature outside drops. The rock wall and the desert climate work in concert to passively cool the house."

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

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India

Mumbai-based iStudio Architecture completed Brick House, a curvaceous and organic structure that looks like the picture-perfect yoga retreat in rural India.

The same type of natural air conditioning can be seen in Western architecture as well. Transoms, or tiny windows above doorways, were used to keep interiors cool and ventilated before air conditioning became commonplace. Trees and shrubs are used for shade to keep the sun from creating too much heat inside homes, and exterior porches are used to keep windows protected from the harshest of the summer rays.

From Ancient Air Conditioners to Contemporary Passive Homes

passive cooling including wind catches that act as an insulator (like an attic) and air pocket to keep hot air stored or the cool night air.

Wind Tower: the traditional Zero-Energy cooling system

Reduce the energy use we do not need- Wind Tower: the traditional Zero-Energy cooling system

Double Wall and Roof 5 Tropical house, double roof and double walls. Large rocks for mass in basement to cool main house.

This Passively cooled Tropical home has Double Walls and Roof. I understand this isn't allowed here as it's a fire hazard. But what if it's all metal over a concrete house?

Additional Passive Cooling Strategies for Hot Climates

Additional Passive Cooling Strategies for Hot Climates Windcatchers have been employed for thousands of years to cool buildings in hot climates. The windcatcher is able to chill indoor spaces in the middle of the day in a desert to frigid temperatures

Cross Ventilation in House Designs for Natural Passive Air Flow

Cross Ventilation in House Designs for Natural Passive Air Flow

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Enroll in Boston Architectural College& brand new passive design online course at the Sustainable Design Institute this fall.

PASSIVE COOLING A cross-section of a home with a solar chimney is shown. The solar chimney draws replacement air from the cool side of the house. Solar radiation absorbed by a metal absorber with a black selective coating causes high temperatures in the chimney, increasing updraft. Hot air exits the chimney through a rotating turbine at the top. The house-facing side of the chimney is insulated.

A cross-section of a home with a solar chimney is shown. The solar chimney draws…

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!

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.

Zion Visitors Center Cool Tower - Solar chimney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Evaporative cooling systems uses evaporation as a cooling method in cooling the surrounding air by adding moisture in the air hence increasing humidity. It is a low energy passive system.

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