Speaking about thermal comfort as a sustainability measure is crucially correlated to the energy consumption of mechanically cooled building. It is used as an indicator for the HVAC systems set points so that the cooling loads can be estimated efficiently, and the whole system can be designed
natural ventilation in buildings as a passive design strategy is characterized with wind flow stimulators like wind catchers or courts or so, in addition to applying shading as main heat gain prevention strategy
Moreover, the shade generation by fences, green roofs , double roofs and double skin facades are getting much interest in the recent years attributed to its efficiency in minimizing the heat gain and improving indoor thermal comfort in the excessive heat conditions of naturally ventilated buildings but subject to the optimization between the need to solar prevention and the need to daylighting even in the outdoor spaces
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