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

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

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Plants for Passive Cooling | Anne Whiston Spirn | Landscape Architect

Plants for Passive Cooling | Anne Whiston Spirn | Landscape Architect

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

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.

Passive cooling - Cooling your house with a heat pump from Thermia Find a Contractor in minutes Free service http://Contractors4you.com Also free leads for contractors

Passive cooling - Cooling your house with a heat pump from Thermia Find a Contractor in minutes Free service http://Contractors4you.com Also free leads for contractors

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