Passive Cooling in Sustainable Constructions: A Review for Latin America

International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(07), 2019, pp.289-297

9 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2019

See all articles by Jhon J. Feria Díaz

Jhon J. Feria Díaz

Universidad de Sucre, Carrera 28 No. 5-267. Sincelejo, Colombia

Javier E. Sierra Carrillo

Universidad de Sucre, Carrera 28 No. 5-267. Sincelejo, Colombia

Juan P. Rodríguez Miranda

Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Carrera 7 No. 40B-53. Bogotá D.C, Colombia

Date Written: September 10, 2019

Abstract

Latin American countries from the tropics are energy dependent. Residential and commercial sectors are accountable for more than 40% of the total demand of electric power, mainly due to massive use of air conditioners. Passive cooling techniques represent a sustainable, environmentally, friendly and economic alternative to implement to meet the need to reduce electricity demand in the region and thus, the current deficit. Nonetheless, Latin America does not show enough experiences taking advantage the benefits of passive cooling techniques. This research paper presents the state of the art of passive cooling and a designed review of its implementation in Latin America.

Keywords: passive cooling techniques, sustainable construction, thermal control, energy saving

Suggested Citation

J. Feria Díaz, Jhon and E. Sierra Carrillo, Javier and P. Rodríguez Miranda, Juan, Passive Cooling in Sustainable Constructions: A Review for Latin America (September 10, 2019). International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(07), 2019, pp.289-297, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3451046

Jhon J. Feria Díaz (Contact Author)

Universidad de Sucre, Carrera 28 No. 5-267. Sincelejo, Colombia ( email )

Sincelejo, Sucre
Colombia

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Javier E. Sierra Carrillo

Universidad de Sucre, Carrera 28 No. 5-267. Sincelejo, Colombia ( email )

Sincelejo, Sucre
Colombia

Juan P. Rodríguez Miranda

Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Carrera 7 No. 40B-53. Bogotá D.C, Colombia ( email )

Carrera 7 No. 40-53
Bogotá
Colombia

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