Review of windcatcher technologies

Omidreza Saadatian, Chin Haw Lim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, M. Y. Sulaiman

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Abstract

Mechanical cooling systems in buildings are the main producers of carbon dioxide emissions, which have negative impacts on environment and amplify global warming, particularly in hot climate. Due to the lack of energy supply, windcatchers can be utilized as a sustainable attempt for cooling and ventilation purposes. The objective of this paper is to review and provide a comprehensive literature on windcatcher system for space cooling and ventilation. The concepts were discussed according to the relevant parameters of windcatcher, i.e. windcatcher attributes, windcatcher configurations and windcatcher technologies. The pros and cons of this green architectural feature have also been highlighted and the future research need in this realm of study is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1477-1495
Number of pages19
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Ventilation
Cooling
Global warming
Cooling systems
Carbon dioxide

Keywords

  • Efficiency
  • Windcatcher attributes
  • Windcatcher configurations
  • Windcatcher technologies

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Review of windcatcher technologies. / Saadatian, Omidreza; Lim, Chin Haw; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Sulaiman, M. Y.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 16, No. 3, 04.2012, p. 1477-1495.

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Saadatian, Omidreza ; Lim, Chin Haw ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Sulaiman, M. Y. / Review of windcatcher technologies. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2012 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 1477-1495.
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