Sizing windows to achieve passive cooling, passive heating, and daylighting in hot arid regions

Khaled A. Al-Sallal

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Abstract

The study aims to demonstrate a process for sizing the windows of a passive solar house case study that involves a multi-decision problem. The initial design was created in an earlier stage, during which, decisions on broader issues such as building orientation, form design, and the appropriate spatial organization of the building were made. It applies a variety of methods to generate and evaluate design alternatives such as rules of thumb and LCR method for passive heating; earth cooling and cross ventilation rules of thumb for passive cooling; and daylighting factor for daylighting. At the end, the study makes preliminary performance estimates between two alternatives to choose a final solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalRenewable energy
Volume14
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Daylighting
  • Earth cooling
  • Night ventilation of thermal mass
  • Passive cooling
  • Passive heating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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