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Passive cooling system for a sustainable future in hot-humid climate

Hj Mohd Ariffin, Noor Aziah and Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah and Mohd Noor, Aminuddin (2015) Passive cooling system for a sustainable future in hot-humid climate. In: International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security (SustaiN2015), 17th-19th Nov. 2015, Bali, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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One of the passive cooling strategies is the earth-air pipe heat exchanger (EAPHE). It is the cooling of outdoor air through underground pipes, using the soil as a heat sink to cool the passing air into the building. The EAPHE systems worked well in hot and dry climates. However, in the hot humid climate this passive cooling technology is relatively new. This paper reports on the process of selecting the most appropriate pipe materials for the EAPHE system for the hot-humid climate of Malaysia for a sustainable future. The study utilizing the EnergyPlus simulation program investigates the optimum pipe material through an exhaustive enumeration process. The study found that the polyethylene (PE) pipe material indicated the best performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3209/46067
Uncontrolled Keywords: passive cooling; hot-humid; EAPHE; EnergyPlus; pipe materials: exhaustive enumeration process
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Noor Aziah Mohd Ariffin
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 13:59
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 11:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46067

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