Passive Design - is design that takes advantage of the climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the home. Passive design eliminates the need for assistant heating or cooling which accounts for of energy use in the average Australian home.
We need to think differently when designing or adapting a home to better cope with the multiple adverse impacts of climate change. Dick Clarke and Chris Reardon look at smarter ways to prepare for heatwaves.
An aerial view of the inside of a kitchen and living area. In the background is the kitchen with an island bench, as well as sliding doors that open out to a deck. In the foreground, a living area is lit and cooled by a ceiling fan.