Passive Design

Passive Design at Taman Petanu

Passive design is design that doesn’t need mechanical heating or cooling. Buildings that are passively designed take advantage of natural climate to maintain thermal comfort.

Passive design basically means designing for the climate and considering the buildings’ orientation. Well designed building envelopes (the roof, walls, windows, floors and internal walls of buildings) maximize cooling air movement and exclude sun.

Incorporating the principles of passive design in the Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood’s development:

Have a look at this introductory video that covers some of the basic principles of passive cooling in Spain...

Basic principles of passive cooling design for tropical climates

working with natural elements

landscapes supporting passive design

appropriate insulation of buildings

traditional roof designs

shutters that can channel wind as needed

awnings and shades in this tropical climate

traditional Indonesian buildings show principles

Basic principles of passive design for humidity control


For more information on passive design see: