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Title: Building bioclimatic charts for non-domestic buildings and passive downdraught evaporative cooling
Authors: Lomas, Kevin J.
Fiala, Dusan
Cook, Malcolm J.
Cropper, Paul C.
Keywords: Building bioclimatic charts
Non-domestic buildings
Evaporative cooling
Night ventilation
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: LOMAS, K.J. ... et al, 2004. Building bioclimatic charts for non-domestic buildings and passive downdraught evaporative cooling. Building and Environment, 39 (6), pp. 661-676
Abstract: The building bioclimatic charts of Givoni are used to test whether passive downdraught evaporative cooling, in conjunction with night ventilation, might yield thermal comfort in an o6ce building in Southern Europe. Dynamic thermal simulation indicated that the direct evaporative cooling boundary, proposed by Givoni, was an unreliable indicator of the climatic conditions for which comfort could be provided. New boundaries, de8ning the climatic limit of thermal comfort for direct evaporative cooling in o6ces, with di9ering levels of internal heat gain, are proposed. For each one, a band of climatic conditions, within which comfort is sometimes achieved and sometimes not, is also indicated.
Description: This article is restricted access. The article was published in the journal, Building and Environment [© Elsevier]. It is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2003.12.011
Version: Closed access
DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2003.12.011
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5287
ISSN: 0360-1323
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