Int. J. Sustainable Design, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2008
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Design of passive cooling system for a buildingin composite climatic conditions in India
Mechanical Engineering Department,Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, IndiaE-mail: email@example.com
Vastu Shilpa Consultants,Sangath, Thaltej Road, Ahmedabad, IndiaE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A combined solar chimney – wind tower concept has beendeveloped for a typical urban institution building in Delhi. Due to sitelimitations, the concept of solar chimney based ventilation has been introducedthrough roof mounted thermo-siphon air panels of 70 m
absorber area. A windtower provided on the suction side of fresh air has potential for coolingincoming air by 5
C by using 250 m
of stone cladding. Openings for airflowinside the buildings are designed to suit smooth natural ventilation. Evolutionof the final design through various constraints is explained in this paper.
solar chimney; wind tower; sustainable building; energy efficiency;solar radiation; passive ventilation.
to this paper should be made as follows: Mathur, J. andKathpalia, R. (2008) ‘Design of passive cooling system for a building incomposite climatic conditions in India’,
Int. J. Sustainable Design
, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.110–126.
Jyotirmay Mathur is Coordinator for PostgraduateProgram in Energy Engineering and Reader in Mechanical EngineeringDepartment at the Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India.He has experience of 15 years research and teaching of engineering, particularly, energy related subjects. He works in the fields of energy efficiencyin buildings, passive systems for cooling and ventilation, solar thermal systems,and energy policy modelling. He has published 18 research papers in referred journals, presented 35 papers on international forums, authored/editedfive books in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy besidessuccessfully completing several nationally and internally funded research projects.Rajeev Kathpalia is a Postgraduate in Architecture and Urban Design.He is partner of Vastu Shilpa Consultants and Director, Vastu ShilpaFoundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design, a non-profitresearch organisation at Ahmedabad, India. The organisation and Mr. Kathpaliaare well known names in the field of sustainable building design in India.In his professional career of 28 years, he has received several awards for sustainable building design. He is visiting faculty at the CEPT, Ahmedabad,