This architect house has been build with affordable energy efficiency in mind. Using the latest eco-friendly technologies, the owners of the house benefit from all the comfort exepcted in a modern house.
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Active solar technologies
Active solar technologies are employed to convert solar energy into usable heat, cause air-movement for ventilation or cooling, or store heat for future use. Active solar uses electrical or mechanical equipment, such as pumps and fans, to increase the usable heat in a system. Solar energy collection and utilization systems that do not use external energy, like a solar chimney, are classified as passive solar technologies.
Because passive solar systems require no additional energy to operate and therefore have zero operating costs, emit no greenhouse gasses in operation, and can have low maintenance costs, passive solar technologies should be given full consideration.
Passive solat technologies
Passive solar building design involves the modeling, selection and use of appropriate passive solar technologies to maintain the building environment at a desired temperature range (usually based around human thermal comfort) throughout the sun's daily and annual cycles. As a result it generally minimizes the use of active solar, renewable energy and especially fossil fuel technologies.
Passive solar building design is only one part of thermally efficient building design, which in turn is only one part of sustainable design, although the terms are often used erroneously as synonyms (passive solar design does not relate to factors such as ventilation, evaporative cooling, or life cycle analysis unless these operate solely by the sun).