Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 2(5), pp. 194 - 205
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2014.020502
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Proposing a More Efficient Model to Enhance Natural Ventilation in Residential Buildings


Fahimeh Mirzaei 1,*, Seyed Rahman Eghbali 1, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad 2
1 Faculty of Arts and Architecture, International University of Imam Khomeini, Qazvin, Iran
2 Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

ABSTRACT

Increase in population is one of the main reasons for human to live in height but in construction of tall-buildings the energy supply has been ignored; moreover mismanagement of natural resources in Iran during recent years has been led to raise concerns among authorities. This article seeks to provide a model which is proposed to use wind-catchers which exists in traditional Iranian architecture to enhance natural ventilation in residential buildings. Therefore, wind catcher performance is analyzed by Carrier software in one proposed model in Tehran. The research approach is simulation, modeling and applied techniques to calculate a proposed model. [1] Collecting information method also is library searching and physical studies. According to the data collected about the features and usage of the wind-catchers in Tehran, only some parts of this tall-building are naturally ventilated. Therefore, the traditional natural ventilation systems cannot be adequate unless the building mechanical systems are used.

KEYWORDS
Economic and Environmental Issues, Energy Consumption, Natural Ventilation, Residential Tall-Building

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Fahimeh Mirzaei , Seyed Rahman Eghbali , Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad , "Proposing a More Efficient Model to Enhance Natural Ventilation in Residential Buildings," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 194 - 205, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2014.020502.

(b). APA Format:
Fahimeh Mirzaei , Seyed Rahman Eghbali , Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad (2014). Proposing a More Efficient Model to Enhance Natural Ventilation in Residential Buildings. Environment and Ecology Research, 2(5), 194 - 205. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2014.020502.