Building Massing and Orientation in the Passive Design Process

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Nathan Mazzuca (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Extracted text; 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:

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Language: English
Date: 2016
Building orientation, Building massing, Passive design, Construction

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