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Low-energy cooling and ventilation refurbishments for buildings in a Mediterranean climate

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posted on 2022-08-11, 16:05 authored by Eftychia SpentzouEftychia Spentzou, Malcolm CookMalcolm Cook, Stephen Emmitt
In view of the ageing domestic building stock and increasing reliance on fossil fuels for cooling and ventilation of buildings, there is an urgent need for improved design knowledge and sustainable measures such as natural ventilation and passive cooling to mitigate climate change and future proof the built environment. This paper forms an appraisal of a range of low-energy refurbishment measures, i.e. building design alterations and passive systems, which were employed and evaluated in an apartment building in Greece. The applicability of these in domestic buildings in hot climates is assessed and their design implications evaluated. Implementation of wind-catchers, dynamic façades, and evaporative cooling had the highest ventilation and cooling potential, while improvements of the interior layout to allow for new airflow paths could provide further cooling to spaces and solutions to safety.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Volume

18

Issue

4

Pages

473 - 494

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2021-04-29

Publication date

2021-05-21

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1745-2007

eISSN

1752-7589

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Efi Spentzou. Deposit date: 20 April 2021

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