Energy use in buildings in the EU represents about 40% of the total annual energy consumption. With greater awareness of the need to reduce energy consumption comes a growth of interest in passive cooling, particularly as an alternative to air-conditioning. This book describes the fundamentals of passive cooling together with the principles and formulae necessary for its successful implementation. The material is comprised largely of information and results compiled under the SAVE European Research Programme.
Table of Contents
Cooling in Buildings * Passive Cooling of Buildings * The Mediterranean Climate * Microclimate * Urban Design * Thermal Comfort * Cooling Load of Buildings * Heat Attenuation * Natural Ventilation * Solar Control * Ground Cooling * Evaporative Cooling * Radiative Cooling * Simplified Methods for Passive Cooling Applications