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Climatic issues

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... I. Climatic issues The climate of a given region is generally defined as the interaction of several meteorological elements. The principal elements are: • solar radiation • air temperature • humidity • wind • precipitation...

Thermal comfort requirements

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... 2. Thermal comfort requirements The main function of the built environment is to provide protection from the stresses imposed by the climate. The notion of thermal comfort is difficult to define. In general, it is the sensation...

The external environment

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... 4. The external environment The temperature in and around buildings will be affected by the nature of the surrounding surfaces. The temperatures shown were recorded in a hot dry climate when the air temperature was about 40°C...

Natural ventilation and cooling

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... 7. Natural ventilation and cooling Natural ventilation may supply fresh air and aid the removal of odours and the removal of internal heat, cool the structure and reduce structural radiation, as well as produce evaporative cooling...

The built environment

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... 3. The built environment The built environment can be designed to take advantage of the beneficial aspects of the climate and modify those aspects that are unfavourable. It should focus on creating comfort not only for internal...

Thermal properties of building materials and elements

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... 6. Thermal properties of building materials and elements The effectiveness of a building envelope is directly related to the choices made regarding materials and construction, that is, the thermal properties that each material has...

The building envelope and its components

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... 5. The building envelope and its components It is at the building envelope that the interrelationship between the given external conditions and the required internal conditions are determined. The building's envelope must respond...