Physical Modeling of a New Complex System for Sustainable Buildings

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Tomme: LVIII (LXII) | Fascicle: 4 | 2012
Pages: 161-174
Abstract text:
After an extensive study concerning the problem of ventilation buildings and building elements, in terms of comfort and air quality, but also in terms of energy efficiency, was born the idea of independent specific combination of passive buildings in a new concept – permanent garden-façade. This complex system with many advantages in the mentioned above directions, consists in a double glazed façade with an integrated vertical garden and a well coil Canadian/Provençal coupled to inside of the ventilated façade, which in turn can be continued with a roof channel ventilated roof structure. This system could be tested experimentally by constructing a physical model that simulates the natural circulation of air through a Canadian/Provençal tube well connected to a ventilated façade and roof channel. Results of measurements on the physical model shows that air only flows through the system due to temperature differences between inside and outside of ventilation duct.
Key Words:
scale physical model; Canadian/Provençal well; ventilated façade; energy efficiency; indoor air quality; vertical gardens.

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Author(s) Information

Codrina Purcaru
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
Email: codrina.purcaru@ gmail.com
Adrian Radu
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
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Andrei Purcaru
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
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