Climate analysis and strategies for bioclimatic design purposes

Silva, Heitor da Costa, Kinsel, Luciane Stürmer, and Tavares Garcia, Silvia (2008) Climate analysis and strategies for bioclimatic design purposes. In: Proceedings of the 25th Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2008 Conference. From: PLEA 2008: 25th Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2008 Conference, 22-24 October 2008, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

The climate data information available for architectural design variables is either derived from climatology science or from empirical knowledge domain. From this stand point of view, one can ask: - is it the architectural practice aware of this? This paper is about the most needed information that architects should be aware of whenever climate affects one architectural object, and it is always needed. It is a mater of concern, for architectural design purposes, the recognition of climate elements that should be tackled to avoid unnecessary energy waste and human discomfort in the built environment, this because of both; misleading information available and architects ignorance on the matter. The paper is concerned with the temperature and the humidity as the main climatic elements that affect comfort and energy savings. It is suggested a climate classification based the psychrometric chart to assess those variables. The work is aimed to students and professionals working with the design of the environment for the human comfort and the strategies for energy savings to achieve comfort.

Item ID: 47447
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: climate classification, design strategies, bioclimatic architecture
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ISBN: 978-1-905254-34-7
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 01:24
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1201 Architecture > 120101 Architectural Design @ 40%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1201 Architecture > 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) @ 60%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design @ 60%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 40%
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