Pasive solar building
Anglų aprašymas. Pasive solar building. Eco living. Bio architecture. Eco design.
One of the latest trends in energy conservation is passive solar building design. This means making windows, walls and floors in such a way that they are able to collect, store and distribute solar energy (heat) in winter and reject it in summer. This kind of design implies avoiding the use of mechanical and electrical devices. The best way to design a passive solar building is to pay great attention to window placement, glazing type, thermal insulation, thermal mass and shading. In most cases these design techniques are applied to new buildings, but even existing buildings can be adapted. If emissions decrease, this will help to reduce climate change. Energy conservation makes the replacement of non-renewable resources with renewable energy easier. According to the European Union pledges of 2006, the annual consumption of primary energy in the EU should be reduced by 20% by 2020. The EU's SAVE Programme is expected to promote energy efficiency and encourage energy-saving behaviour. The European Commission is currently giving financial support to large-scale research projects that will try to understand the factors for effective energy conservation programmes.
1 Mechanical and electrical devices are used in passive solar building design. ________