productive mode (partial)

Increasing energy operational modes comfort ranges of different modes environmental conditions passive mode mixed mode full mode passive low-energy responses

The design here starts by optimising all the passive mode opportunities (le optimising the use of ambient energies of the locality) in relation to the temperate climate The passive methods used aie as lollows a. by building configuration

The building is configured as two blocks with a weather-piotected central landscaped core b. by building orientation

The building has been onenlatrd to maximise solar gain into the intenoi spaces in wintei and mid-seasons, and to maximise solar shading m the summei months

• during the winter months when the sun Is low. the central landscaped emulation area and south-east units receive maximum solar gain . communal skycouits and pods aie positioned to catch the south sun c. by landscaping and vegetation

Vegetation and landscaping within the piivate gardens and sky-parks m the buildings act as a wind bulfei while giving users a mote humane environment

In summer verlaal acts to obstruct, absoib and idled a high percentage ol xolai .adubon thu» reducing ambient temperatures The damp surlaces ol g.ass and siX will also contribute to a cooler and healthier bulling

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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