Monthly Archives: July 2019

Passive Solar Home Designs: Architectural Feat for Sustainability

Sustainable architecture is designed specifically to reduce the negative impact a building will have on the environment. This is accomplished by focusing strongly on moderate and efficient utilisation of green materials, energy, space and the overall ecosystem. Passive solar design employs natural flows of energy from the sun and wind to achieve the most desirable […]

What is Stack Effect Ventilation in Architectural Design?

In architectural design, the stack effect refers to passive air movement throughout a building due to variances in vertical pressure initiated by thermal buoyancy. If the air within a building grows warmer than the temperature of the surrounding outdoor air, the warmer and lower-density air will rise. Stack effect ventilation makes use of this activity […]