Improving Energy Efficiency Through Passive Design

Improve the Energy Efficiency In Your House

Passively designed homes via orientation, optimising cross ventilation and using solar design features can significantly reduce the need for mechanical heating or cooling.

Energy savings may be further enhanced through the use of energy-saving products including lights, tinted windows, insulation products, gap sealant, energy efficient appliances and solar or gas hot water systems.

In this section, you will find a series of Facts Sheets that explain how to design for specific climates, how to best orientate your home, how to make the most of cross ventilation to achieve passive cooling and how to achieve passive solar heating.

Passive Ventilation

Passive Shading

Passive Heating

Passive Cooling

Insulation

Glazing