WIT Press


Applying Passive Design Strategies: Case Study Of An Art Gallery

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP150891

Volume

193

Pages

8

Page Range

1053 - 1060

Published

2015

Size

260 kb

Author(s)

I. I. AbuZayed, I. Hashim, H. Taleb

Abstract

This study is a look at passive design strategies which are best suited for the climate of the United Arab Emirates. Through the implementation of a variety of strategies a comfortable internal climate of approximately 23°C for approximately six months of the year was achieved. The strategies which were implemented were interlinked to ensure they worked together in a cohesive manner. Colour, shading and windows were incorporated to help minimise heat gain throughout the year. The key strategies of wind and sun, which were managed through a wind tower and solar tubular daylight system, proved to be challenging. The wind tower was helpful in reducing indoor temperatures while increasing ventilation. The daylight technique, although beneficial in theory, could not be measured through a systematic approach. This study confirms that passive design has attainable gains through analysing effects on a functioning building in the UAE.

Keywords

passive design, shading, energy consumption, IES software, wind tower, tubular day lighting, climate control, integrated design, orientation, sustainability