Responsibilities of Planners and Designers. The choice of general
site, building program, and cooling strategy is performed by the planner. The
designer is responsible for the specific site planning within the given
general site and for the design of the building and the site.
This handbook is intended for use both by planners (for assessing
the potential for ventilative cooling in a particular climate) and by
designers (for establishing the design features of the particular site and
To take maximum advantage of the opportunities for natural
ventilation of buildings, and thus energy savings, planners and designers
a) Be sensitive, at all levels of design, to the opportunities for
b) Be flexible in their approach to site planning and design.
c) Perform analysis early in planning, site, and design studies.
d) Be aware of the significance of specific microclimatic
differences and unique constraints of each site.