Slide Show: Environmentally sensitive buildings in the tropics

This is a simple slide show that takes two aspects into consideration in designing environmentally sensitive buildings in the tropics - protection against the sun, and cooling with the wind. The design aspects mentioned here fall under what is popularly known as passive cooling, and manipulation of a buidling's orientation, design, envelope, fenestrations, materials, landscape etc. are covered in an easy-to-understand way. Click on the revolving earth on the top right corner to return to the UEM Homepage.

The slides do not cover technologies, building materials, site layouts, and other related issues.

This page is a begining towards this topic, and more documents, resources and references will be added.
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