Building Massing and Orientation in the Passive Design Process
Passive Design refers to a design approach that uses natural energy sources in place of purchased energy such as electricity or natural gases. Depending how a structure is designed, the natural energy from the sun can be used for heating, cooling, and natural lighting. Passive designs require very little maintenance, and can greatly reduce a buildings energy consumption. There are many different strategies used in the passive design process. My research focused on the building massing and building orientation portion of the passive design process.
Presented online for the 2016 Research and Creative Achievement Week. Blog website: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/nathanmazzuca/