Passive solar systems for heating, daylighting and ventilation for rooms without an equator-facing facade

Garcia Hansen, V., Esteves, A., & Pattini, A. (2002) Passive solar systems for heating, daylighting and ventilation for rooms without an equator-facing facade. Renewable Energy, 26(1), pp. 91-111.

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Spaces without northerly orientations have an impact on the ‘energy behaviour’ of a building. This paper outlines possible energy savings and better performance achieved by different zenithal solar passive strategies (skylights, roof monitors and clerestory roof windows) and element arrangements across the roof in zones of cold to temperate climates typical of the central and central-southern Argentina. Analyses were undertaken considering daylighting, thermal and ventilation performances of the different strategies. The results indicate that heating,ventilation and lighting loads in spaces without an equator-facing facade can be significantly reduced by implementing solar passive strategies. In the thermal aspect, the solar saving fraction reached for the different strategies were averaged 43.16% for clerestories, 41.4% for roof monitors and 38.86% for skylights for a glass area of 9% to the floor area. The results also indicate average illuminance levels above 500 lux for the different clerestory and monitor arrangements, uniformity ratios of 0.66–0.82 for the most distributed arrangements and day-lighting factors between 11.78 and 20.30% for clear sky conditions, depending on the strategy. In addition, minimum air changes rates of 4 were reached for the most extreme conditions.

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ID Code: 25822
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Passive heating, Daylighting, Skylight, Natural ventilation, Roof monitor, Clerestory roof windon
DOI: 10.1016/S0960-1481(01)00089-1
ISSN: 0960-1481
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics Lighting Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2009 21:43
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 22:43

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