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

Passive cooling & heating, unique for such a diagram to include a conservatory area. Indoor gardens, wall gardens, conservatory areas etc have a huge role to play in eco-friendly design.

Passive Cooling: Rock Wall. A Natural Thermostat:    "Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering the solar gain. At night the rocks give heat back into into the air as the temperature outside drops. The rock wall and the desert climate work in concert to passively cool the house."

stones used to retain heat in a passive solar heating wall // perhaps a natural stone barrier could be integrated into a cabin exterior wall for insolation

Additional Passive Cooling Strategies for Hot Climates

Additional Passive Cooling Strategies for Hot Climates Windcatchers have been employed for thousands of years to cool buildings in hot climates. The windcatcher is able to chill indoor spaces in the middle of the day in a desert to frigid temperatures

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

passive cooling including wind catches that act as an insulator (like an attic) and air pocket to keep hot air stored or the cool night air.

Cross Ventilation in House Designs for Natural Passive Air Flow

Cross Ventilation in House Designs for Natural Passive Air Flow

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PASSIVE COOLING A cross-section of a home with a solar chimney is shown. The solar chimney draws replacement air from the cool side of the house. Solar radiation absorbed by a metal absorber with a black selective coating causes high temperatures in the chimney, increasing updraft. Hot air exits the chimney through a rotating turbine at the top. The house-facing side of the chimney is insulated.

A cross-section of a home with a solar chimney is shown. The solar chimney draws…

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Diseño básico para el aprovechamiento pasivo de la energía solar - diagramas de rendimiento solar (verano | invierno... día | noche):

The basics of passive solar energy heating and cooling. I learned about this in environmental science!

Fiberglass water storage tube tanks for passive solar heating & cooling system Trombe walls. Prevent temperature swings in greenhouse or sunroom by storing excess solar energy.

It would be cool to encase aliens without contaminating the water somehow. Fiberglass water storage tube tanks for passive solar heating & cooling system Trombe walls. Prevent temperature swings in greenhouse or sunroom by storing excess solar energy.

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India

Mumbai-based iStudio Architecture completed Brick House, a curvaceous and organic structure that looks like the picture-perfect yoga retreat in rural India.

passive solar heating/cooling. Even better illustration of passive solar design principles.

Ok, maybe not a stove, but heating options :-) passive solar heating/cooling. Even better illustration of passive solar design principles.