Swanbourne Village Trust - Sustainable Living

Sustainable architecture minimises the negative environmental impact of buildings by integrated technologies that optimise the efficient use of materials and energy. 

Passive solar building design utilises windows, walls, and floors to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. Elements to be considered include window placement and size, and glazing type, thermal insulation, thermal mass, and shading.