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272 pages

Passive Low Energy Cooling of Buildings

Creator: Baruch Givoni | Architecture - 1994-07-15

Appropriate architectural bioclimatic design in a region with hot summers can be considered as a precondition for the application of passive cooling systems, and the two approaches supplement and reinforce one another. Therefore, although ...

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

About this book
A practical sourcebook for building designers, providing comprehensive discussion of the impact of basic architectural choices on cooling efficiency, including the layout and orientation of the structure, window size and shading, exterior color, and even the use of plantings around the site. All major varieties of passive cooling systems are presented, with extensive analysis of performance in different types of buildings and in different climates: ventilation; radiant cooling; evaporative cooling; soil cooling; and cooling of outdoor spaces.

484 pages

Passive Cooling of Buildings

Creator: D. Asimakopoulos | Architecture - 2013-10-31

review of passive systems for natural heating and cooling of buildings«, Proceedings of the Conference 'Healthy Buildings 88', Stockholm, Sweden, Vol. 2 , pp. 585¥602. 2 Goulding, J., J. Owen Lewis and T. Steemers (eds), (1993). Energy ...

Publisher: Routledge

About this book
Energy use in buildings in the EU represents about 40% of the total annual energy consumption. With greater awareness of the need to reduce energy consumption comes a growth of interest in passive cooling, particularly as an alternative to air-conditioning. This book describes the fundamentals of passive cooling together with the principles and formulae necessary for its successful implementation. The material is comprised largely of information and results compiled under the SAVE European Research Programme.

213 pages

The Use of Landscape Elements in Passive Cooling Strategies for Buildings


In "Passive and Low Energy Cooling of Buildings", Givoni distinguishes between design that is appropriate to a particular climate, sometimes referred to as " Bioclimatic Architecture" and passive cooling systems. The first are concerned with the ...

Publisher: ProQuest

About this book
Design for passive cooling in hot climates presents particular design challenges due of the magnitude of the sources of overheating versus the potential of the natural sources of cooling that are usually available. Despite the general recognition that the landscape can have a significant impact in improving comfort and reducing energy use in buildings, there is little quantified research. Much of the previous research on the effects of the landscape on building energy use is on the application of trees or whole landscape strategies to small buildings, such as single family homes (Parker, McPherson). This dissertation presents the results from a series of experiments on the uses of several less well studied elements of the landscape in the cooling of buildings; vines, landscape ponds and vegetated roofs. The experiments include both laboratory and field studies. Tests were conducted on: the effects of vines grown against walls on building surface temperature; the effects of vines grown on pergolas and trellis systems on both building surface and air temperature; the effect of sod and other vegetated roof types on roof temperature; the effect of aquatic vegetation on water temperature of ponds: the ability of vine shaded ponds to reduce temperature in interior spaces. The experiments described in this dissertation demonstrate that all of the strategies studied; vine shading, landscape ponds, and vegetated roofs, have the potential to reduce heat gain significantly and perform well as bioclimatic elements in cooling strategies for buildings. Landscape ponds and vegetated roofs were shown to be able to function as passive cooling systems as well. That is, they have the potential to reduce average indoor temperatures to below the outdoor average. Landscape strategies can be used to make new buildings perform well in hot climates, but may be even more valuable in improving the performance of existing buildings, since most landscape elements can be added without changes to the building itself. The strategies studied here could be used on buildings of almost any size or type.

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