Control Of Energy In Offices In Nairobi: A Study Of Fenestration In A Tropical Highland Climate

Citation:
A MRMAKACHIAPETER. "Control Of Energy In Offices In Nairobi: A Study Of Fenestration In A Tropical Highland Climate.". In: Architecture, Energy And Environment: Tools For Climatic Design, 1998. Lund Centre for Habitat Studies. Lund University; 1998.

Abstract:

Heavily glazed office buildings in the Kenyan Capital City Nairobi, common in recent times does not augur well for a micro and macro architectural environment. This has a consequent negative impact on energy use in office spaces. By use of computer simulations, traditional tools and literature review glazing use in office fenestration is analysed and its implications for architectural design investigated. The results indicate a direct relationship between the variable parameters of glazing type and size, glazed opening orientation, shading devices and control of energy loads within the office spaces and the objective of human comfort in the office spaces. In conclusion it is recommended that optimum levels of glazing size and type as well as suitable glazing orientations for architectural use in office buildings in Nairobi.

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