Natural Ventilation in Hot Seaside Urban Environments
The actual levels of the ambient air temperature, solar radiation and wind can be modified by the design details of the outdoor spaces (Givoni et al. 2003; Al-Sallal 2016a). Air movement is considered one of the factors with special significance that is influencing thermal comfort. It is quite important, therefore, to study the effect of natural ventilation on outdoor thermal comfort and link it to different urban geometries. Moreover, and due to its major impact on building energy, ventilation plays a vital role in designing building systems, and it affects directly on the amount of building energy consumption. Ventilation is also required for breathing and removal of internally produced pollution and is used for cooling building structures especially in hot arid climates via night ventilation (Kazmerski et al. 1998). Seral issues will be discussed relating to ventilation in hot humid climate like UAE.
KeywordsVentilation Comfort Wind movement Arid climate
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