Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Construction Management

NACO controlled Corporate Body

University of North Florida. Construction Management

First Advisor

Dr. Jonghoon Kim

Second Advisor

Dr. Dan Koo

Third Advisor

Dr. Hariharan Naganathan

Department Chair

Dr. Dan Koo

College Dean

Dr. William Klostermeyer


As the world grapples with issues such as increasing energy consumption, climate change, and environmental degradation, the need for sustainable solutions is becoming more and more urgent. In this context, passive cooling has emerged as one of the promising approaches to achieve energy efficiency in various sectors. This research study the basic concept of passive cooling to new buildings to identify synergies in energy savings when reducing temperature inside buildings and applying eco-friendly materials, and to explore potential benefits for promoting sustainable development. By analyzing existing research, case studies, and technological advancements, this study seeks to highlight the feasibility and effectiveness of passive cooling strategies and lay the foundation for future research and practical implementation. Temperature data were analyzed by applying various building ventilation conditions as quantitative research techniques to effectively reduce The indoor temperature. In addition, the heat transfer amount of cement, wood, and loess bricks, which are indoor finishing materials used in this study, was qualitatively compared, and the temperature reduction effect through cooling and simulation of wood and bricks, which are eco-friendly materials, were analyzed through software. Through this, the effect of passive cooling in each region will be understood and the possibility of applying eco-friendly materials to future buildings and development directions will be explored.