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Author (up) Girard, A.; Muneer, T.; Caceres, G. pdf  doi
  Title A validated design simulation tool for passive solar space heating: Results from a monitored house in West Lothian, Scotland Type
  Year 2014 Publication Indoor And Built Environment Abbreviated Journal Indoor Built Environ.  
  Volume 23 Issue 3 Pages 353-372  
  Keywords Building design; Combination selection; Efficiency; Renewable energy; Simulation; Solar air heater  
  Abstract Determining the availability of renewable sources on a particular site would result in increasing the efficiency of buildings through appropriate design. The overall aim of the project is to develop a pioneering software tool allowing the assessment of possible energy sources for any building design project. The package would allow the user to simulate the efficiency of the Passive Solar Space Heating referred in the Low and Zero Carbon Energy Sources (LZCES) Strategic Guide stated by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (2006) and the Building Regulations. This research paper presents the tool for modelling the passive solar sources availability in relation to low-carbon building. A 3-month experimental set up monitoring a solar house in West Lothian, Scotland, was also undertaken to validate the simulation tool. Experimental and simulation results were found in good agreement following a one-to-one relationship demonstrating the ability of the newly developed tool to assess potential solar gain available for buildings. This modelling tool is highly valuable in consideration of the part L of the Building Regulations (updated in 2010).  
  Address [Girard, A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Sci & Engn, Altos Del Sporting, Vina Del Mar, Chile, Email:  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Sage Publications Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1420-326x ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000337571400003 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 384  
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