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Diagnosing thermal behaviour of the administration block of the University of Colombo for retrofitting passive design strategies

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dc.contributor.author Jayaweera, N
dc.contributor.author Rajapaksha, U
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-14T08:08:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-14T08:08:16Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-14
dc.identifier.issn 2012-5720 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/11151
dc.description.abstract Existing non-domestic buildings in developing countries account for a substantial percentage of energy usage for indoor climate control and therefore contribute to carbon dioxide emissions. High levels of air temperatures associated with radiation in warm-humid climates contribute to heat gain and thus indoor overheating conditions and indoor thermal discomfort. These trends have contributed to introducing active systems in building operation resulting in increase of energy consumption. The method used in the study involved on site investigations of thermal behavior of commercial office buildings in urban warm humid climates in Sri Lanka. Literature showing that thermal behavior of building microclimates, form and envelope are important design variables which can act as modifiers of outdoor climate into favorable indoor climates in buildings. The study evaluates the potential of these variables in maintaining indoor thermal comfort. Based on the thermal analysis of the building and immediate surroundings a retrofitting proposal was developed to improve building thermal performance
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Energy consumption en_US
dc.subject Retrofitting en_US
dc.subject Thermal comfort en_US
dc.subject Warm-humid climate en_US
dc.title Diagnosing thermal behaviour of the administration block of the University of Colombo for retrofitting passive design strategies en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.journal Bhumi en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 3 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 25-41 en_US
dc.identifier.email nadika1982@yahoo.com en_US
dc.identifier.email rajapaksha_upendra@yahoo.com en_US


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