Passive Design

An ideal passive design is about achieving a building that does not require the services of mechanical appliances like heating or cooling systems and associated fossil fuel consumption, relying instead on renewables for energy. By following passive design principles, it can take a building a long way in reducing energy consumption and reducing the ecological footprint of the building. A building site’s wind, terrain, vegetation, solar, and other environmental factors lead to the most effective passive designs.

Return to Sustainability Home