Using a secondary light shell or shading devices to intercept and dissipate most of the solar heat impact before it reaches the main shell of the building will enhance thermal comfort and reduce energy consumption.
Utilizing traditional passive technologies for natural ventilation will enhance harvesting of outside cooled air for cooling purposes, maintaining the thermal comfort and providing an acceptable indoor air quality.
Selecting the right materials has a great impact on sustainability. Ranging from light weight thermal blocks, wall insulation, local materials, and low thermal mass finishes will resist heat gain and reduce electricity bill.
Landscaping is the most aesthetical and environmental friendly option to improve site microclimatic and thermal performance of your house by providing shading, controlling and cooling wind currents.