Passive cooling strategies for an existing building block in Thessaloniki, Greece. by Alexandros Kouloukouris

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Thesis (M.Sc.) - Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 2001.

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This case study focuses on ArchSix’s design proposal for the competition for the New ACT Student Center, launched by the American College of Thessaloniki. The brief specified the creation Passive cooling strategies for an existing building block in Thessaloniki public areas, shops, student areas, office space, a fitness centre and a multifunctional space, while a phased construction program required allowances for the future addition of a seat Author: Konstantinos Sakantamis, A.

Vartholomaios, K. Chourmouziadou. Night flushing (also known as night ventilation, night cooling, night purging, or nocturnal convective cooling) is a passive or semi-passive cooling strategy that requires increased air movement at night to cool the structural elements of a building.

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Various passive cooling strategies have been applied to the architectural concept of Masdar City; buildings are designed in an energy-efficient manner.

Intelligent shading devices are used to reduce heat gain on building façades, while increasing natural light. Taki OikonomidiThessaloniki, Greece.

The multi-storey blocks which constitute the main type of building in Greek urban environments, have certain common characteristics. Those characteristics include the overall building dimensions and ge­ ometry, internal room dimensions, the materials used both in building construction and insulation, the.

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Keywords: Passive solar heating, solar homes, efficient window, advanced glazing, passive cooling, thermal mass Contents 1. Introduction 2. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to investigate the design of central courtyard as a passive cooling strategy for improving indoor thermal comfort in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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Passive cooling-techniques 1. Passive Cooling Techniques 2. PASSIVE COOLING • Passive cooling systems are least expensive means of cooling a home which maximizes the efficiency of the building envelope without any use of mechanical devices.

•It rely on natural heat-sinks to remove heat from the building. Passive cooling strategies prevent the building from overheating by blocking solar gains and removing internal heat gains (e.g.

using cooler outdoor air for ventilation, storing excess heat in thermal mass). Elements that contribute to passive cooling include the following. Another way to improve passive cooling in an existing home is by installing extra insulation – contrary to popular myth, a well-insulated home keeps cool in summer because the insulation stops the heat from the sun on the roof and walls from seeping into the house, just like a chilly bin.

Passive cooling methods keep the temperature inside a building comfortable without using energy-hungry air-conditioning, fans or heat pumps. Cooling is needed during the summer, when air temperatures get uncomfortably high, but also at cooler times because electronic devices and simple human metabolism can make a building uncomfortably hot.

Passive design maximises the use of 'natural' sources of heating, cooling and ventilation to create comfortable conditions inside buildings.

It harness environmental conditions such as solar radiation, cool night air and air pressure differences to drive the internal environment. Passive measures do not involve mechanical or electrical systems. In a passive cooling design, it is important that all main elements of the building should either block or reject solar heat gain and try to keep the building cool against the heat of summer.

Passive design depends on the climatic conditions of the. Al-Saffar, M. Passive Cooling Strategies in Greening Existing Residential Building in Hot Dry Climate: Case Study in Bahrain. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A. 4: Hashemi, N. Fayaz, R. Sarshar, M. Thermal Behaviour Of A Ventilated Double Skin Façade In Hot Arid Climate.

Energy and Buildings. Defining Passive Cooling Passive Cooling Strategies Cross Ventilation Stack Ventilation and Solar Chimneys Night Ventilation of Building Mass Cooling Towers Impacts of Cooling Challenge Intent of Thesis.

Literature Review. Passive Cooling Advantages of Passive Cooling. The aim of this paper is to present some experiences on passive cooling techniques and strategies, able to reduce cooling loads or improve the thermal conditions in buildings.

The experiences presented in this paper were selected according to the most relevant passive solutions for buildings, in particular: a. Night ventilation b. Ground cooling. The pilot study site lies east of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the Municipality of Kalamaria.

It is part of a predominantly residential area recently included in the city plans and developed at relatively high densities. Most of the existing building stock is multifamily apartments built during the last decade.

Passive Cooling Strategies in Greening Existing Residential Building in Hot Dry Climate: Case Study in Bahrain Toe and Kubota indicated that cross ventilation through small courtyards is very effective for high thermal mass construction through nocturnal ventilative and radiative cooling.

utilization of passive cooling in an existing office building in Vienna, Austria. Three almost identical office rooms in this building were selected for the implementation. Two offices were used for simulation-based predictive control of window and blind operation, whereas the third office was used as a reference.

The Energon passive office building in Ulm, Germany. Air intakes for ventilation and cooling outside the Energon passive office building in Ulm, Germany. Source: International Energy Agency (IEA) This is a triangular, compact building with five storeys, and has a physically curved facade enclosing a glass-covered atrium at the centre.

Passive Cooling. Thermal mass can have a strong benefit in the summertime. By designing the house to capture prevailing summer breezes, and an outlet on the high leeward side of the building, we can suck hot air out of the house in the late afternoon and cool the structure of the house with cool nighttime air.

16 2nd PALENC Conference and 28th AIVC Conference on Building Low Energy Cooling and Advanced Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century, SeptemberCrete island, Greece Passive natural cooling techniques for wooden buildings in warm climate: case study R.

Albatici University of Trento, Italy F. Iannone Politechnic of Bari, Italy A. The existing institutional frameworkis expressing, both in Europe and in Greece, the strong drive for improving the existing buildings stock, by means of compulsory measures, as buildings account.

International Conference “Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment”, MaySantorini, Greece Passive cooling and energy conservation design strategies of school build-ings in hot, arid region: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia W.

Abanomi and Ph. Jones Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University ABSTRACT. Passive cooling is a key element of a larger strategy known as natural conditioning — heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting a building naturally, that is, without mechanical or electronic. Passive design responds to local climate and site conditions in order to maximise the comfort and health of building users while minimising energy use.

The key to designing a passive building is to take best advantage of the local climate. Passive cooling refers to any technologies or design features adopted to reduce the temperature of buildings without the need for power consumption.

The first step to achieve passive cooling in a building is to reduce unnecessary thermal loads that might enter it. Usually, there are two types of thermal loads (1) Exterior loads due to the climate.

Table 1 Basic cooling strategies Minimize Minimize Removal Provision of External Internal Heat of Heat Additional Load Due Load Cooling to Climate. Additional Passive Cooling Strategies for Hot Climates — 8 Comments Jerry on July 7, at PM said: Amazing what African termites can teach us humans – they have been building these efficiently cooled “mounds” in the desert out of dung for millions of years and just now are we figuring it out.

PASSIVE DESIGN Introduction Passive Design regards the particular way to construct a building using the natural movement of heat and air, passive solar gain and cooling in order to maintain a good internal comfort.

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Landscaping. CHAPTER EXAMPLES OF PASSIVE AND LOW ENERGY SOLAR DESIGN 1 A. Historical Responses to Cooling Needs 1 B. Passive and Low Energy Cooling (recent solutions) 4 B Bateson Building 4 B Princeton Professional Park 8 B Office Block in the Egyptian Sahara 9 CHAPTER STRATEGIES FOR SUPPLEMENTING PASSIVE/LOW ENERGY.

Primary Passive Cooling Strategies Passive cooling relies on two primary strategies: 1. First and foremost, prevent heat from getting into the building. If it does not come in, we don’t need to get rid of it.

So - use shading devices - create a cool microclimate to discourage heat buildup. The first strategy is passive cooling. Out of both strategies, this is the one that can be considered truly environmentally responsible and belonging to sustainable design.

Passive cooling involves using techniques that involve design that works with the natural physics and behaviour of cool vs.

heated air. A computer simulation of six different exterior wall configurations has been accomplished using the TEANET thermal network algorithm to determine the relative effectiveness of various retrofit alternatives.

Nocturnal, whole-house ventilation is then added to each alternative to determine what energy. Daylighting, natural ventilation cooling, downdraft cooltowers (evaporative cooling), T rombe wall (passive heating), and a roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system are important components of the whole-building design strategy that reduced energy costs by more than 70% in the Zion National Park V isitors Center in Springdale, Utah.

being said, passive cooling strategies play an outstanding role in the hot-arid climate of Iran in order to moderate the severe environmental conditions for interior living spaces. In hot dry area of Iran, Climate had a major effect on the performance of the traditional building architecture and its.

a building to exhaust heat stored during the day in massive floors and walls is an example of daily-cycle-mass-effect-cooling. A good strategy to couple with direct gain passive solar systems that will tend to absorb heat from its thermal mass component during the day of hot cycles.

With greater awareness of the need to reduce energy consumption comes a growth of interest in passive cooling, particularly as an alternative to air-conditioning. This book describes the fundamentals of passive cooling together with the principles and formulae necessary for Author: D.

Asimakopoulos. Book Description Both the number and percentage of people living in urban areas is growing rapidly. Up to half of the world's population is expected to be living in a city by the end of the century and there are over cities in the world with populations over a million.Vartholomaios, A.

() The Residential Solar Block envelope: A method for enabling the development of compact urban blocks with high passive solar potential, Energy and Buildings, 99, pp: Title: Consultant on Urban Climate .PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN STRATEGIES Acknowledgements Passive Solar Design Strategies: Guidelinesfor Home Builders represents over three years of effort by a unique group of organizations and individuals.

The challenge of creating an effective design tool that could be customized for the spec1flc needs of builders in cities and.

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