Design of a porous type residential building model with low environment load in hot and humid Asia

The purpose of this study is to propose a residential building model with voids which is appropriate for hot and humid regions of Asia with high population densities that also reduces the environmental load of buildings. This paper will explain an outline of a porous-type residential building model in Hanoi and the design process for introducing voids in buildings in order to improve natural cross ventilation effectively. Furthermore, the effects of natural ventilation, solar shading, and some devices for air conditioning systems for reduction the cooling and environmental load are estimated.

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Shuzo Murakami, Shinsuke Kato, Ryozo Ooka, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Design of a porous-type residential building model with low environmental load in hot and humid Asia, Energy and Buildings, Volume 36, Issue 12, December 2004, Pages 1181-1189, ISSN 0378-7788, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2003.08.001. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778804000490) Keywords: Porous; Void; Hot and humid region; Model house at Hanoi; CFD; Cross ventilation

Source: Energy and Buildings

Publication Date: December 2004

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