Canada Builds

Vegetation

Vegetation plays a role in the heating and cooling of a building.

The boundary where shade meets sun is characterized by a breeze. These convection currents create cool air that can flow through your house when the windows are open fulfill the goal of occupant comfort. Consider the diagram above as a passive solution to a problem that is often addressed with mechanical solutions only.

Passive solutions such as the proper placement of trees and landscape with respect to a building.