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Passive cooling


Designing your home or business so that it complements the Territory’s hot climate through passive cooling is the first step to maximising your energy efficiency.

Passive cooling includes making the most of natural breezes, shading out the hot sun and using materials which reflect heat rather than absorbing it. It also includes planning residential and urban spaces to make the most of natural breezes, create green corridors and reduce the ‘heat island’ effect.

Check out Your Home a free online resource for plenty more reading on exactly how to design a home that incorporates passive cooling (and other passive design principles in the Top End!)