Architecture - Comfort and Energy by M. Sala

By M. Sala

During this ebook we search to method the architecture-energy mix and its dating to human convenience and the surroundings .There are chapters on thermal convenience, low strength structure facing quite a few criterion for convenience in numerous elements of the realm. The publication additionally seeks to appreciate how prior generations lived in harsh climates and with out plentiful resources of power, but controlled to layout and construct applicable dwellings delivering either convenience and concord with the surroundings. different chapters take care of the bioclimatic notion in Vernacular structure the most important position which weather performs at diverse destinations and the way this may dictate the form and type of the constructions and shop power the significance of micro-climate and its quite a few components and utilization air flow and its value in constructions and the know-how for contemporary structure.

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Traditional wall air vents. Fig. 10. A traditional wind tower. A. H. Marafia/Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2 (1998) 25-37 Fig. 11. A modern building with a large area of glazing Fig. 12. Sheraton Hotel, Doha—energy wasteful building. 29 30 A. H. Marafia/Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2 (1998) 25-37 Fig. 13. Qatar University. Fig. 14. The traditional coffee house of Qatar. A. H. Marafia/Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2 (1998) 25-37 31 Table 1 Comparison of thermal and physical properties of commonly used materials Material Thermal Conductivity (W/m°C) Specific heat (kJ/kg =C) Density (kg/m3) Thermal storage (kJ/ml°C) Adobe Stone Reinforced concrete Hollow clay block Hollow cement block Sohd cement block Thermal insulation mat.

M. ButerajRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2 (1998) 39-66 m^^'C W~^ and in clo units, are given in Table 2. For clothing ensembles not included in Table 2, individual resistances of various garments are available in Table 3. 82 L/CH. 3. Comfort indices Thermal comfort is defined as that condition of mind which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment. Dissatisfaction may be caused by warm or cool discomfort for the body as a whole, but thermal dissatisfaction may also be caused by an unwanted heating or cooHng of one particular part of the body (local discomfort).

On the other hand, in winter, heating requirements are reduced due to the heat stored in the walls and which is radiated during the night. In hot climates with large temperature swing (arid regions) daytime temperature is often so high that ventilative cooHng is ineffective. On the other hand, the night air becomes low in contact with the thermal mass. Furthermore, night flushing is most eff'ective in buildings occupied during the day, allowing the mass to be more eff'ectively cooled. Fathy, [4], conducted tests on experimental buildings located at Cairo Building Research Centre, using diff'erent materials.

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