Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy   »   2015 Vol.11, No.3

 

 

Title: Experimental investigation of energy efficient building for passive heating/cooling

 

Authors: P. Fazil Hassan; K. Jothi Prakash; V. Kirubakaran

 

Addresses:
Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, Dindigul-624302, India
Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, Dindigul-624302, India
Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, Dindigul-624302, India

 

Abstract: Energy efficient buildings are critically important in addressing climate change and helps in sustainable development. A Trombe wall designed and developed at rural energy centre (REC) has taken for analysis. The air vent velocity of the Trombe wall structure analysed shows that, the air vent velocity during cloudy condition is less than during moderate conditions. The result shows that Trombe wall can play a vital role changing air inside a building. The second part consist of thermal analysis of conventional brick wall building and hollow brick wall building which shown a temperature difference of 2.8°C. The result shows that conventional brick wall is more thermally resistant while comparing hollow brick wall for a place like Dindigul in Tamil Nadu. The result shows the role of solar passive heating/cooling technique and energy efficient building material in saving energy.

 

Keywords: energy efficient buildings; solar energy; solar power; passive heating; passive cooling; Trombe wall design; thermal analysis; building materials; energy efficiency; air vent velocity; conventional brick walls; hollow brick walls.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2015.073797

 

Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, 2015 Vol.11, No.3, pp.246 - 253

 

Submission date: 23 Feb 2015
Date of acceptance: 18 May 2015
Available online: 22 Dec 2015

 

 

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