Passive Design Systems
Fig. B6 – Passive Solar Design
Sustainable Buildings Strategies:
The use of passive design strategies has also been incorporated at the NIH, these strategies can dramatically affect building energy performance.
These measures include:
building shape and orientation
passive solar design, (Fig. B6)
the use of natural lighting
Passive solar design refers to the use of the sun’s energy for the heating and cooling of living spaces. Passive systems are simple, have few moving parts, and require minimal maintenance and require no mechanical systems.