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Indoor thermal comfort in contemporary Sri Lankan urban houses: a simulation study

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Rohinton Emmanuel ,

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Gishan Rathnayake

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Abstract

In this study, we estimate the prevalent thermal comfort regime in three of the most common contemporary urban house types in the Colombo Metropolitan Region (CMR). Using a parametric building energy simulation software, the study simulates the indoor Operative Temperature that would result from five passive design options to determine their potential to improve the indoor comfort levels. The simulation results show that passive strategies are no longer able to bring about adequate levels of thermal comfort. Strategies for modest improvements in the indoor bio-climate in contemporary Sri Lankan urban houses are proposed.
How to Cite: Emmanuel, R. and Rathnayake, G., 2016. Indoor thermal comfort in contemporary Sri Lankan urban houses: a simulation study. Built-Environment Sri Lanka, 2(2), pp.22–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/besl.v2i2.7634
Published on 29 Jul 2016.
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