Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments

  • José A. Orosa
  • Armando C. Oliveira

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. José A. Orosa, Armando C. Oliveira
    Pages 1-13
  3. José A. Orosa, Armando C. Oliveira
    Pages 15-47
  4. José A. Orosa, Armando C. Oliveira
    Pages 49-70
  5. José A. Orosa, Armando C. Oliveira
    Pages 71-97
  6. José A. Orosa, Armando C. Oliveira
    Pages 99-129
  7. José A. Orosa, Armando C. Oliveira
    Pages 131-147

About this book

Introduction

There are many aspects to consider when evaluating or improving an indoor environment; thermal comfort, energy saving, preservation of materials, hygiene and health are all key aspects which can be improved by passive methods of environmental control. Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments endeavours to fill the lack of analysis in this area by using over ten years of research to illustrate the effects of methods such as thermal inertia and permeable coverings; for example, the use of permeable coverings is a well known passive method, but its effects and ways to improve indoor environments have been rarely analyzed.

 

Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments  includes both software simulations and laboratory and field studies. Through these, the main parameters that characterize the behavior of internal coverings are defined. Furthermore, a new procedure is explained in depth which can be used to identify the real expected effects of permeable coverings such as energy conservation and local thermal comfort as well as their working periods in controlling indoor environments.

 

 This theoretical base is built on by considering future research work including patents and construction indications which will improve indoor environmental conditions with evidence from real data. This makes Passive Methods as a Solution for Improving Indoor Environments  an ideal resource for specialists and researchers focusing on  indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and energy saving or with a general interest in controlling indoor environments with passive methods.

Keywords

Case Studies Energy Saving Indoor Environments Passive Methods Permeable Coverings

Authors and affiliations

  • José A. Orosa
    • 1
  • Armando C. Oliveira
    • 2
  1. 1., Escuela Técnica Superior de N. y M.Universidade da CoruñaA CoruñaSpain
  2. 2., Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2336-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2335-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2336-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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