Typological Studies for Passive Design Strategies Based on Coupled Measured and Modelled Data
Preliminary measured and simulated data are presented from two comparative field studies in Turkey and the United States. The project validates spatial typologies of traditionally inherited passive heating and cooling strategies situated in two distinct climate zones (hot and arid and continental humid). The research goal is to enhance the utilization of naturally occurring energy flows through, within or around buildings, their spatial shapes, and their construction materials to achieve thermal comfort, individual control and improved air quality, while eliminating fossil fuel consumption and negative environmental health impacts. The collaborative pilot project presented here studied the fundamental energy flow characteristics executed in the conical roofed Harran houses in Turkey and in the Midwestern sun porch.