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Building bioclimatic charts for non-domestic buildings and passive downdraught evaporative cooling

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posted on 10.09.2009, 13:46 by Kevin LomasKevin Lomas, Dusan Fiala, Malcolm CookMalcolm Cook, Paul C. Cropper
The building bioclimatic charts of Givoni are used to test whether passive downdraught evaporative cooling, in conjunction with night ventilation, might yield thermal comfort in an o6ce building in Southern Europe. Dynamic thermal simulation indicated that the direct evaporative cooling boundary, proposed by Givoni, was an unreliable indicator of the climatic conditions for which comfort could be provided. New boundaries, de8ning the climatic limit of thermal comfort for direct evaporative cooling in o6ces, with di9ering levels of internal heat gain, are proposed. For each one, a band of climatic conditions, within which comfort is sometimes achieved and sometimes not, is also indicated.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Citation

LOMAS, K.J. ... et al, 2004. Building bioclimatic charts for non-domestic buildings and passive downdraught evaporative cooling. Building and Environment, 39 (6), pp. 661-676

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

NA (Not Applicable or Unknown)

Publication date

2004

Notes

This article is restricted access. The article was published in the journal, Building and Environment [© Elsevier]. It is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2003.12.011

ISSN

0360-1323

Language

en