Passive low energy architecture in hot and dry climate

Yahya Lavafpour, Mastor Surat

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Abstract

Buildings can be designed to require far less than the energy of today's average. Reducing energy consumption of buildings in hot and dry climates by using natural energy sources is the main concern of this study. In this matter design strategies in terms of energy efficiency is considered based on proper building form, material selection and orientation and by taking advantages of passive cooling strategies and ventilation. The study aims to show that the idea of using natural energy and passive cooling strategies came from the vernacular principles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-765
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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Keywords

  • Architectural design strategy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Natural energy
  • Vernacular principles

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Passive low energy architecture in hot and dry climate. / Lavafpour, Yahya; Surat, Mastor.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 8, 08.2011, p. 757-765.

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