Using architecture to reduce cooling demand

Using architecture to reduce cooling demand

Windows that are not already shaded by adjacent buildings have louvers (vertical to block morning and afternoon sun and horizontal to block midday sun) set to prevent direct sunlight from shining into the building.

Mary Mazzoni

Based in Philadelphia, Mary Mazzoni is a senior editor at TriplePundit. She is also a freelance journalist with a passion for storytelling and sustainability. Her work has appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News, Earth911, the Huffington Post, Sustainable Brands and the Daily Meal.

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian with an interest in climate resilience, clean tech and food justice. You can contact her at mary@triplepundit.com or @mary_mazzoni on Twitter.