Title

Passive Cooling Ideas For The Southeast

Report Number

FSEC-EN-2-80

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-EN-2-80.pdf

Keywords

HVAC; Buildings; Passive Solar

Abstract

A passively cooled home is one which is kept relatively comfortable through natural means. Homeowners in the Southeast have been using passive building techniques in order to live more comfortably during hot, humid seasons since the early 1900's. The concept of designing for minimum use of artificial cooling and heating systems is not new, but with the advent of sophisticated mechanical air-conditioning and heating systems and the availability of inexpensive fossil fuels in the '40s and '50s, builders began bypassing passive techniques. Too many of today's homes are designed with more concern about accomodating a mechanical conditioning system than with natural or passive cooling techniques, and as energy costs rise we are again faced with the need to "go passive."

Date Published

10-31-1983

Subjects

Buildings - HVAC; Passive Solar

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