Energy Conservation in Buildings with Passive Heating & Cooling Strategies: A Prospective Study in Greece’s Climatic Zones

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Energy Conservation in Buildings with Passive Heating & Cooling Strategies: A Prospective Study in Greece’s Climatic Zones

June 29, 2021 Science and Technology 0

This study aims to guide engineers and architects in the implementation of passive heating and cooling strategies, in order to ensure thermal comfort to building users at the lowest possible cost. Proposed passive heating and cooling strategies are also presented. Buildings are a significant energy consumer with a high potential for energy savings.Building energy efficiency can besignificantly improved with the use of appropriate technical and cost-effective technologies, with corresponding environmental and social benefits. The use of bioclimatic design techniques is especially important for a building’s energy performance. This term refers to a design that aims to provide the best indoor comfort conditions while minimizing energy use and utilizing available natural resources while taking into account the local environment. Passive heating and cooling systems use natural sources (such as the sun and wind) to heat or cool a building without the use of mechanical means. The goal of passive system design is to maximize thermal comfort while conserving energy for as long as possible. Using passive heating and cooling systems, This study investigates the feasibility of providing thermal comfort conditions in regions of Greece with varying climatic conditions. The bioclimatic analysis is carried out using the Olgyay bioclimatic charts, which are designed for temperate regions. The findings demonstrate the impact of passive design strategies on occupant thermal comfort and provide architects and engineers with design guidelines for energy-independent buildings.

Author(s) Details

Dr. Sofia Giannarou
Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 193 Pantazidou Street, 68 200, Orestiada, Greece.

Dr. Michael Tsatiris
Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 193 Pantazidou Street, 68 200, Orestiada, Greece.

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