Passive cooling techniques

Passive Cooling Techniques

Passive cooling techniques are least expensive means of cooling a home which maximizes the efficiency of the building envelope without any use of mechanical devices. It rely on natural heat-sinks to remove heat from the building. They derive cooling directly from evaporation, convection, and radiation without using any intermediate electrical devices. All passive cooling strategies rely on daily changes in temperature and relative humidity. The applicability of each system depends on the climatic conditions. These design strategies reduce heat gains to internal spaces.

– Natural Ventilation

– Shading

– Wind Towers

– Courtyard Effect

– Earth Air Tunnels

– Evaporative Cooling

– Passive Down Draught Cooling

– Roof Sprays

  • Here is a presentation on PASSIVE COOLING TECHNIQUES which i have prepared. Hope you get all the information you ever needed.

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Guneet Singh Khurana
Ar. Guneet Singh Khurana is a visionary architect, author and currently working in Design Arch as Principal Architect. He holds B.Arch degree from Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His creative approach and interest in designing inspired him to pursue future in architecture. He has an extensive experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He is the founder of (a resource portal dedicated to providing information and knowledge to the growing community of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning). He is recipient of the PAFE Award for excellence in the field of Environment friendly architecture and University Scholarship for excellence in academics.


  • June 25, 2009

    Very interesting those cooling techniques,
    i am looking for construction techniques also to keep a house cool,
    in the Philippines we need that, maybe you know some?

    • November 23, 2009

      I will try and get back to you as soon as i get a complete info about the same…

      • May 1, 2011


        please email me also regarding this topic…I am interested with this one

  • November 17, 2009


    awesome work dear. really helpful

  • January 15, 2010

    Is there a heating technique to keep the house warm during winter.The temp is quite low at my place and It feels more colder inside than outside.

    • February 26, 2012

      Tejas Singh

      Check out passive solar heating techniques….using the right building materials and glazings and stuff you an increase the internal temperature easily….

  • April 15, 2010


    a very helpful topic for my proposed public school project. awesome.

  • July 18, 2010

    Great efforts and I am sure that i will helpful to the others. I would also like to recommend here to used metalized screen solar shading which provides thermal and visual comfort and reduce further SHGC and enhance the energy efficiency of the building specially hi-rise Buildings.

  • January 3, 2011


    very very helpful presentation for my studies… really gonna help me…thank you so much… it works

  • January 3, 2011

    thank you so much! your blogs are really helpful 🙂

  • November 20, 2011


    That was great, I’m taking up BS Architecture and this our topic now, thanks! :)) You were a great help! 😀

  • April 26, 2012


    can you send me more details on how to do a passive cooling technique? i am interested i want to incorporate in my future residential projects. thank you very much.

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