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Handbook of Integrated and Sustainable Buildings Equipment and Systems, Volume I: Energy Systems

Editor
Jorge E. Gonzalez
Jorge E. Gonzalez
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Moncef Krarti
Moncef Krarti
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ISBN:
9780791861271
No. of Pages:
520
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2017

Sun, earth, sky, and atmosphere are adequate, fundamental and renewable resources that can be taken advantage of to increase building comfort while reduce building energy use. Passive cooling and heating techniques not only save building energy consumption but also demonstrate significant comfort and health benefits, as well as human preference. This chapter introduces the general principles and considerations of utilizing passive cooling and heating techniques for sustainable building development. Seven commonly used passive cooling and heating techniques are further discussed in details. The chapter focuses on presenting general principles, thermal and energy performance, and key design considerations of these techniques....

4.1
Introduction
4.2
Overview of Passive Cooling
4.3
Overview of Passive Heating
4.4
Prescreening Feasibility of Passive Cooling and Heating Techniques
4.5
Natural Ventilation
4.6
Night Cooling with Thermal Mass
4.7
Direct/Indirect Evaporative Cooling
4.8
Trombe Wall
4.9
Sunspace
4.10
Double Skin Facade
4.11
Phase Change Material
4.12
Two Case Studies
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