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What are the Required Conditions for Heavy Structure Buildings to be Thermally Effective in a Hot Humid Climate?

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Isaac G. Capeluto, Abraham Yezioro, Edna Shaviv

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000-Israele-mail: arrguedi@tx.technion.ac.il

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(3), 886-892 (Jul 19, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1755242 History: Received August 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2004; Online July 19, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Psychrometric-Bioclimatic Chart including the conditions for thermal mass cooling strategy (based on Givoni and Milne)
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Predicting the maximum indoor temperature in August in a residential building as a function of the thermal mass and night ventilation in different locations along the Mediterranean coastal plane
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Predicting the maximum indoor temperature in August in a residential building as a function of night ventilation and the thermal mass in different locations along the Mediterranean coastal plane of Israel
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The reduction in the maximum indoor temperature (ΔTmax,in), as a function of the relative humidity
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The reduction in the maximum indoor temperature (ΔTmax,in), as a function of the temperature swing of the site (ΔTout)
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The reduction in the maximum indoor temperature (ΔTmax,in), as a function of the temperature swing of the site (ΔTout) (left), and maximum relative humidity (RHmax) (right)
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Reduction in energy consumption during summer and winter as a function of thermal mass, in a well insulated 100 sqm apartment
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Reduction in total energy consumption of buildings as a function of the thermal mass
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The reduction in the maximum indoor temperature (ΔTmax,in) in the hot-humid climate of Israel, as a function of the temperature swing of the site (ΔTout)
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Psychrometric-Bioclimatic Chart proposed by Shapiro, for an air movement of 0.5-0.8 m/sec

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