Assessing the thermal performance of a conventional architecture in a dry warm climate

Authors

  • Javier Ascanio Villabona Unidades Tecnológicas de Santander, Colombia
  • Jon Terés Zubiaga University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
  • Yesid Alfonso Muñoz Maldonado Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga UNAB, Colombia
  • Omar Lengerke Pérez Universidad Tecnológicas de Santander, Colombia
  • Luis Alfonso Del Portillo Valdés University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37868/hsd.v3i2.66

Abstract

In this article, we present the results of the evaluation of the thermal performance of a conventional home in a dry warm climate, a case study in Bucaramanga, Colombia. This simulation, evaluation, and analysis make it necessary since currently in the case study area there is no thermal assessment of the dwellings, which are old houses built with resistive and mechanical analyses, but without regard to thermal behavior or thermal housing comfort. This evaluation is done by means of software simulation. Thus, a valid simulation identifies the weather data present in a dry warm climate zone and determines the geographical location and behavior in the solar diagram. Likewise, the thermal characterization of the soil and the construction materials of support and envelopes of the architecture is performed, to establish its thermal transmittance, thermal resistance, and thermal capacity. As a result of the research, the thermal behavior of the house is presented by means of the calculations made that determine the thermal behavior of the envelopes, energy load balancing, and housing thermal comfort based on the ASHRAE 55 standard by Fanger's method. Consequently, with the above, the results of the simulation and a detailed analysis of the recorded data are presented in the document.

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Published

2021-10-11

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J. Ascanio Villabona, J. Terés Zubiaga, Y. A. . Muñoz Maldonado, O. Lengerke Pérez, and L. A. Del Portillo Valdés, “Assessing the thermal performance of a conventional architecture in a dry warm climate”, Heritage and Sustainable Development, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 173–182, Oct. 2021.

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