Quick wins for Building Design

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‘Passive solar design’ uses the sun’s energy and the properties of the building itself to help maintain internal comfort conditions. Buildings designed using this approach have a lower reliance on mechanical and electrical systems. The building’s microclimate, shape, orientation, construction materials, layout and plan can all be fine tuned to help achieve the desired performance.
  • Maximise the use of natural daylight
  • Reduce infiltration losses through the building structure
  • Reduce infiltration losses around windows and doors
  • Maximise the insulation of the building fabric
  • Building users need to understand how the building’s passive features operate
  • Use daylight blinds, these blinds reduce glare and allow daylight to enter the space in a controlled way
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