The Unbearable Lightness of "The Paradigm" on energy waste and discomfort in a hot arid climate

Isaac A. Meir, Jennifer Y. Golding

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Abstract

This paper presents a number of case studies (surveyed and/or monitored) from a hot arid environment, covering a range of building types and sizes, among them government, university residential buildings, educational and tourist facilities. It hopefully demonstrates how preconceived ideas have prevented the designers of most of these to reach a healthy, responsive, comfortable indoor environment, whereas a basic understanding of the local conditions and the adaptive thermal model could have yielded much better results-easily achieved when appropriate design is coupled with informed users.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010
EventConference on Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010 - Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Apr 201011 Apr 2010

Conference

ConferenceConference on Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityWindsor
Period9/04/1011/04/10

Keywords

  • Energy conservation
  • IAQ
  • IEQ
  • POE
  • Sustainable desert architecture

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