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GBA: Natural Cooling Options
Green Building Advisor describes some cooling-load-avoidance strategies and natural ventilation.

US DOE: Natural Cooling With Fans & Ventilation
US DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy describes how some cooling needs can be met using natural ventilation, ceiling fans, exhaust fans, whole house fans, and evaporative coolers.

Healthy Heating: Planning For Passive Cooling
Healthy Heating describes passive cooling and solar control techniques for mitigating overheating risks during climate changes of consequence.

NIST: Optimal Spatial Location Of Shade Trees For Energy Savings
US National Institute of Standards and Technology report Optimal Spatial Location of Shade Trees for Energy Savings develops a basic method to determine the optimal locations of shade trees and compares results from six case-studies to evaluate whether the impact of shade trees varies across the United States. (PDF)
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