Case Studies Of Passive Cooling And Wind-Tower Design For School Building

Dhananjay Patil*, Shridhar S. Kumbhar**
* Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, R.I.T. Rajaramnagar.
** Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, R.I.T. Rajaramnagar.
Periodicity:June - August'2011


Buildings account for an estimated 30 percent of the total energy consumption in India. Furthermore, the absolute figure is rising fast due to booming real estate demand and increasingly affluent lifestyle across various sections of society. In India, there are several showcase buildings such as a solar passive house in hot arid zones in India (Bansal and Minke, 1995) and a passive-cooled building for semi-arid zones (Srivastava et al., 1984) using wind tower, earth berms and evaporative cooling systems. Studying 3 cases where natural ventilation system has replaced/reduced use of mechanical cooling and saved energy. A wind tower is designed for a school building as overcrowded, poorly ventilated classrooms contribute substantially to the spread of infectious diseases, such as colds and influenza. Designed wind tower is for 2 classrooms with capacity of 40 students and area of 72 sq. m. resulted duct sizes for inlet and outlet are 0.20 sq. m. and 0.062 sq. m. respectively.


Passive Cooling, Wind Tower

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Patil, D, S. and Kumbhar, S, S. (2011). Case Studies Of Passive Cooling And Wind-Tower Design For School Building. i-manager’s Journal on Civil Engineering, 1(3), 23-30.


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