Energy Conservation in Buildings: Passive Solar Designs

Khaled-Khodja, Ghania (1986) Energy Conservation in Buildings: Passive Solar Designs. Master of Architecture thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Consideration of the Steady-state model of the energy balance through buildings can suggest an optimal building form and fabric. However, when the dynamic energy balance in buildings is considered, such optimal forms and fabrics become far more difficult to define. This thesis first reviews the current trends in energy consumption in the U. K. Algeria and world wide in order to accentuate the need for more energy efficient buildings. Secondly, existing passive systems and technology are reviewed, and an argument made for a 'demonstration' cell for both educational and practical purposes. Finally, such a demonstration cell is schematically designed and specified. The design and assessment method is described in some detail, and the methods of assessment critically appraised.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Architecture)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Architecture, Energy
Date of Award: 1986
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1986-77403
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53

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