Analysis of building materials for indoor thermal performance and thermal comfort

Harimi Djamila, (2014) Analysis of building materials for indoor thermal performance and thermal comfort. Advanced Materials Research, 845. pp. 472-476. ISSN 10226680


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In recent years, there has been an increasing interest on energy saving in building sector. Passive cooling is considered the best strategy for improving the indoor thermal conditions and comfortwith lowest cost energy usage. In air-conditioned era, however, many designers have fully forgotten that the main objective of building thermal comfort is not to cool the whole space but rather the resident of the building with the least energy consumption. This investigation is about discussing some of the available passive cooling strategies based on experimental investigations. Results from this study showed that building materials affect the indoor air temperature, which in turn will affect the indoor thermal comfort. Design strategies more suitable under tropical humid climatic conditions were suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy saving, Housing design, Passive cooling, Thermal comfort, Tropical climate
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 00:59
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 01:15

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