WIT Press


Sustainable Solutions For Spa Design, Dubai, United Arabic Emirates: Building Envelope Optimization And Impact Energy Evaluation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC100241

Volume

128

Pages

13

Page Range

281 - 293

Published

2010

Size

1,114 kb

Author(s)

D. Tanzj, C. Clemente, F. Cumo & G. Piras

Abstract

In recent years, energy consumption for cooling buildings has become a real concern, particularly regarding the availability of electricity during high load hours. There is a growing sensitivity in architecture for approaches that respect the environment and pursue energy efficiency. Ventilation, like other passive cooling solutions, involves conceptualizing a building as a body able to both recognize and metabolize the resources of its environment. In this context, the role of technology is no longer a \“value added” to architecture, but a tool integrated with it. For these reasons, my study and research efforts have been focused mainly on the development of sustainable technologies. The intention is to exploit the natural elements of a site: sun, soil and, particularly, air. Thus, the design of the building is done in steps, starting with the choice of exposure and then moving on to the shape, the study of shielding systems, and the observation of greenery outside. The goal of optimal wellness is to locate buildings in a manner that does not adversely affect the potential use of climatic resources and maintaining consistent configuration of shape and geometry. Graphics were Keywords: sustainable, archetypes, passive design, integrated, green energy, solar control, wellness, ventilation, energy efficiency, passive cooling, soil cooling, evaporative cooling, sustainable technologies, natural elements, to position individual buildings so as to maximize the use of winds while produced to conclude the study design and to demonstrate CO2 reduction. climatic resource, insulating, induced ventilation, saving CO2.

Keywords

sustainable, archetypes, passive design, integrated, green energy, solar control, wellness, ventilation, energy efficiency, passive cooling, soil cooling, evaporative cooling, sustainable technologies, natural elements, to position individual buildings