What is the impact of passive architectural elements in arid climates on natural ventilation effectiveness??
What is this graphic showing? Describe the different parts of the graphic and how it communicates the data.
This data compared performance analysis of a vernacular architectural passive element, namely rowshan (mashrabiya), in an arid climate to determine the natural ventilation potential, provide thermal comfort, and reduce energy consumption by minimizing active cooling systems usage in new houses.
What type of graphic is this?
- Case Study / Multiple
- Passive strategies
Is this part of the ASHRAE-209 cycle?
What tools were used for the simulation analysis?
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
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What was successful and/or unique about the graphic in how it communicates information?
The significant finding to the rowshan performance shows that the smaller inlets have led to better indoor ventilation. The CFD results also show that a rowshan can lower daytime peak air temperature in some cases by almost 8°C (14°F).
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What is the impact of Natural Ventilation on indoor comfort and energy use?
March 17, 2022-May 31, 2022