Passive Cooling of Buildings by D. Asimakopoulos, M. Santamouris

By D. Asimakopoulos, M. Santamouris

Strength use in constructions within the european represents approximately forty% of the complete annual power intake. With larger understanding of the necessity to lessen strength intake comes a development of curiosity in passive cooling, relatively as a substitute to air-conditioning. This booklet describes the basics of passive cooling including the rules and formulae precious for its winning implementation. the cloth is comprised principally of knowledge and effects compiled less than the keep ecu examine Programme.

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By D. Asimakopoulos, M. Santamouris

Strength use in constructions within the european represents approximately forty% of the complete annual power intake. With larger understanding of the necessity to lessen strength intake comes a development of curiosity in passive cooling, relatively as a substitute to air-conditioning. This booklet describes the basics of passive cooling including the rules and formulae precious for its winning implementation. the cloth is comprised principally of knowledge and effects compiled less than the keep ecu examine Programme.

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In order to assess the effectiveness of the various thermodynamic systems, it is possible to use a dimensionless parameter, called coefficient of performance (COP), which is defmed as the ratio of the useful effect to the net energy supplied from the external source. For a heat pump that operates in the cooling mode, the useful cooling effect is (QL), the heat transferred from the cooled space, while the energy that costs is the work (W) and is supplied from external sources. 6, the coefficient of performance is given by: INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION The COP of the various systems is a determinant factor on the fmal energy consumption of the unit.

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