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Thermal comfort analysis of earth-sheltered buildings: The case of meymand village, Iran
Khaksar, Amirreza; Tabadkani, Amir; Mofidi Shemirani, Seyed Majid et al.
2022In Frontiers of Architectural Research, 11 (6), p. 1214 - 1238
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Keywords :
Adaptive thermal comfort; Architectural context; Building simulation; Earth-sheltered buildings; Field measurement; Optimization; Architecture; Building and Construction; Archeology; Urban Studies
Abstract :
[en] Vernacular buildings are known for their localized passive settings to provide comfortable indoor environment without air conditioning systems. One alternative is the consistent ground temperature over the year that earth-sheltered envelopes take the benefit; however, ensuring annual indoor comfort might be challenging. Thus, this research monitors the indoor thermal indicators of 22 earth-sheltered buildings in Meymand, Iran with a warm-dry climate. Furthermore, the observations are used to validate the simulation results through two outdoor and indoor environmental parameters, air temperature and relative humidity during the hottest period of the year. Findings indicated that the main thermal comfort differences among case studies were mainly due to their architectural layouts where the associated variables including length, width, height, orientation, window-to-wall ratio, and shading depth were optimized through a linkage between Ladybug-tools and Genetic Algorithm (GA) concerning adaptive thermal comfort model definition and could enhance the annual thermal comfort by 31%.
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Author, co-author :
Khaksar, Amirreza ;  Department of Architecture, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran
Tabadkani, Amir ;  School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Australia
Mofidi Shemirani, Seyed Majid;  Iran University of Science and Technology, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tehran, Iran
Hajirasouli, Aso;  School of Architecture and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Banihashemi, Saeed ;  Design & Built Environment School, University of Canberra, Australia
Attia, Shady  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments
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Title :
Thermal comfort analysis of earth-sheltered buildings: The case of meymand village, Iran
Publication date :
01 December 2022
Journal title :
Frontiers of Architectural Research
Publisher :
KeAi Communications Co.
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Pages :
1214 - 1238
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Development Goals :
11. Sustainable cities and communities
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