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Thermal performance of historic buildings in Mexico: an analysis of passive systems under the influence of climate change

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posted on 2022-12-08, 14:34 authored by Claudia Eréndira Vázquez-Torres, David Bienvenido-Huertas, Arash BeizaeeArash Beizaee, A Bassam, M Jiménez Torres

The commitment to energy efficiency in buildings has become more relevant as a measure to mitigate the increase in temperature established by the Paris Climate Conference. This phenomenon has increased in historic buildings, which are not designed to maintain an acceptable level of thermal comfort for the occupants despite the recent increase in temperature, resulting in intensive energy use. This research evaluates the thermal performance of a passive cooling system in a historic religious building through a correlational method. The analysis included different occupancy levels and the climate model provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The study considered meteorological data from the current scenario (2022) and two chronological progressions throughout the 21st century (2050, 2100). The meteorological database of future projections was collected by the Meteonorm software considering three climate change scenarios, specifically the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP). The objective was to determine the effectiveness of the passive cooling system in mitigating climate change. The findings showed a reduction in radiative and conduction heat gains of 70% in the current scenario and a decrease in temperature for the most unfavourable scenario (RCP 8.5 in 2100) between 1.4 °C and 1.9 °C. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of using efficient passive systems to mitigate climate change in temperate climates.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Energy for Sustainable Development

Volume

72

Pages

100-113

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© International Energy Initiative

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Energy for Sustainable Development and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2022.12.002

Acceptance date

2022-12-03

Publication date

2022-12-16

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0973-0826

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Arash Beizaee. Deposit date: 6 December 2022

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