Advances in Building Energy Research: 3 by Mat Santamouris

By Mat Santamouris

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I. (2003) Domestic Fact File, BRE Publications, Garston, UK Staunton, G. , Yamaguchi, Y. and Mizuno, M. (2007) ‘Effectiveness of energy conservation measures in residential sectors of Japanese cities’, in Proceedings of Building Simulation ’07 Conference, Beijing, pp1645–1652 Tuohy, P. , Strachan, P. A. and Marnie, A. org/ ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH ■ 2009 ■ VOLUME 3 ■ PAGES 1–20 20 J. A. CLARKE, C. M. JOHNSTONE, J. M. KIM AND P. G. TUOHY Urge-Vorsatz, D. and Novikova, A. , Zhang, G. and Zhou, J.

It was concluded that the MTW was effective in reducing the heat transmitted to the room but the induced ventilation rate was less than the required ventilation for thermal comfort. A small window-sized solar chimney, with absorber length less than 1 m embedded in a regular window, without major structural changes, was investigated in outdoor conditions in India (Mathur et al, 2006). The set-up, which resembled a typical glass window with a black shutter behind the glazing, was installed on a cubical wooden chamber measuring 1 x 1 x 1 m.

4 Illustration of a roof-mounted solar chimney system ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH ■ 2009 ■ VOLUME 3 ■ PAGES 21–44 36 A. DIMOUDI The effect of the size of the air gap on the air flow rate was then studied in four different configurations of the roof solar collector system (Khedari et al, 2000a). It was shown that the 14 cm air gap gives a 15 per cent higher volumetric air flow rate compared with the 8 cm air gap. An equal size of inlet and exit openings induces the highest air flow rate.

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