The average household’s energy use could be significantly reduced through:
- passive design measures such as good design, the use of
energy-efficient materials, and encouraging behaviour that focuses on energy conservation
- active measures such as using renewable energy sources and technologies like solar and wind.
What is Passive Design?
Passive design uses natural sources of heating and cooling, such as the sun and cooling breezes, to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the home, reducing or eliminating the need for additional heating and/or cooling.
Passive design is easiest to achieve if you’re building a new home, but even small upgrades to your home can deliver significant improvements.