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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings by M Hall

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Application of design and passive technologies for thermal comfort in buildings in hot and tropical climates

M.B. Gadi,     University of Nottingham, UK

Abstract:

The indoor thermal environment of buildings is usually influenced by the outdoor environment (e.g. climate, landscape and urban pattern) and building design (e.g. building materials, form and planning). Controlling thermal interaction through the building envelope is important for maintaining indoor thermal comfort and therefore it requires proper selection of thermal control strategies and building materials. This chapter looks into the impact of climate on human thermal comfort and urban patterns and building form and fabric in tropical regions. It explores thermal comfort ...

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