Passive solar energy-efficient architectural building Design technique using archipak (n. Cyprus)

  • K. Rabah
  • Z. Tamakan


In this paper analyses have been done on the climate data for various climatic regions in North Cyprus to obtain physical architectural building design specification with a view to develop passive solar energy-efficient building. It utilizes a computer program, ARCHIPAK, together with climate data (for 25 year period) to get "comfort zones", and "control potential zones", for four stations representing North Cyprus fairly well by virtue of their geographical locations. Our main aim is to provide appropriate information on physical architectural pre-design guidelines at strategic stages to make better use of passive solar energy in urban planning and building design for better indoor "comfort" climate. The use of the control potential zones (CPZ) in building design and their objectives are discussed. Opportunities and limitations of the pre-design guidelines are also discussed.

(Botswana Journal of Technology: 2002 11(1): 15-25)

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