Day: August 3, 2017

Passive solar building design

Passive solar building design

Passive solar building design

08/03/17

“How can we make buildings use solar energy without using machines?”

 

One of the most commonly debated topics within the field of renewable energy is how to integrate solar power into everyday buildings. And most of the time this talk is on how we can put more solar power on buildings. However, what if we were to rethink this model? Instead of forcing more machines to be put into a building, let’s just reconfigure the building itself to use the sun more efficiently! For example, to use larger windows such that rooms receives more sunlight, or use green roofing to create more natural insulation.