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Title: Bioclimatic chart analysis in three climate zones in Cyprus
Authors: Katafygiotou, Martha 
Serghides, Despina Kyprianou 
Keywords: Bioclimatic analysis;Bioclimatic chart;Passive strategies;Solar radiation
Category: Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Field: Natural Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Source: Indoor and Built Environment Volume 24, Issue 6, 22 October 2015, Pages 746-760
DOI: 10.1177/1420326X14526909
Abstract: The concept of bioclimatic design is based on the development of an architectural design adapted to environmental conditions. The utilization of the favourable climatic elements can offer to the users, indoor thermal comfort conditions and at the same time it minimizes the energy consumption which is needed for heating and cooling. This paper provides the bioclimatic analysis for three different climatic zones in Cyprus, coastal, inland and mountainous. The building bioclimatic charts of V. & A. Olgyay are used to examine whether passive strategies can provide indoor thermal comfort in the buildings in these zones. The results of bioclimatic charts are studied in conjunction with the climatic data for the three climatic areas. These are compared and investigated in order to find whether there is sufficient amount of solar radiation for passive heating needed to achieve thermal comfort during winter. The study concludes to a preliminary guide of passive design strategies for buildings, as an outcome of the bioclimatic charts analysis for coastal, inland and mountainous zones in Cyprus. The results can be used for locations with similar climatic conditions.
ISSN: 1420326X
Rights: © The Author(s) 2014.
Type: Article
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