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The Efficient Strategy of Passive Cooling Design in Desert Housing: A Case Study in Ghadames, Libya

Eltrapolsi, Ali (2016) The Efficient Strategy of Passive Cooling Design in Desert Housing: A Case Study in Ghadames, Libya. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

The study aims to understand the passive design strategies of domestic vernacular buildings in hot dry climate and to apply design techniques which can utilize the favourable and at the same time can minimize the unfavourable elements of the local climate on a modern building. This aim was led to evaluate and propose application of design solutions of passive cooling techniques for improving the indoor thermal environment condition. However, this study was considering thermal performance of building envelope in naturally ventilated buildings toward reducing energy loads in hot arid zone of Libya and Ghadames city in particular in terms of using passive cooling techniques, which has the most profound effect on a building’s indoor environment.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Architecture (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.684584
Depositing User: Ali Hassan Eltraposli
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 08:32
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 13:12
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/12001

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