passive cooling systems
passive building and cooling systems (earth berm, thermal flues, earth tubes), low energy cooling systems (pond radiators)
During 2004 these 2 architectural practices collaborated on a strategy for a comprehensive development for a mixed stock and plants organic certified farm project in South Australia.
The interesting component is a food product sort, clean, pack, store and transport building. The goal was to operate this facility in free running mode as far as current knowledge allows, supplement this with low energy systems, with conventional mechanical systems only as final residual input.
The building therefore to be comfortable for staff and the food product chain needs. This was envisaged by placing the building in an earth berm location, with good northern solar access, good north-south cross ventilation as well as clerestorey stack effect exhaust in the roof peak.
Embedded within the earth berms are store and cool room elements. Passive cooling methods to include:-