Paper Conference

Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2010: 3rd Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Architectural design optimization for energy efficiency using mixed-mode system: tracing challenges and opportunities in a warm-humid climatic context

Sanyogita Manu Agrawala, Satish Kumar

Abstract: This paper is based on the experiences of designing an energy efficient building in the warm-humid climatic zone of India. The building is a part of a government project to promote awareness and use of energy efficient home appliances. From the stage of conception, therefore, it was designed as a demonstration project in order to integrate the knowledge dissemination objective with the performance of the building itself. This paper highlights the various challenges and opportunities that were part of the process of design, procurement (of building materials and components) and execution, towards making it an energy efficient building. It also presents in detail the thermal comfort analysis that was done to capture the adaptive model of thermal comfort for a mixed-mode strategy.
Pages: 287 - 293