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What energy-efficient practices can I use to keep my building cool in a hot climate?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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I am designing a visitors centre for a project in Perth, Australia. During summer we can go for 2-3 weeks at a time with temperatures remaining above 35ºC/95ºF during the day and 24ºC/75ºF at night. What ideas can I incorporate into my building to keep it as cool as possible in summer without blasting air-conditioners all day? The building is a curved, east-west orientated building. The bottom floor is a single room, starting as a wide corridor to the east, narrowing in the centre and then opening up again into a reception/cafe area. There is a small second story for a small living space above the reception area. The building will be roughly 600 square meters.




 

 

I am designing a visitors centre for a project in Perth, Australia. During summer we can go for 2-3 weeks at a time with temperatures remaining above 35ºC/95ºF during the day and 24ºC/75ºF at night. What ideas can I incorporate into my building to keep it as cool as possible in summer without blasting air-conditioners all day? The building is a curved, east-west orientated building. The bottom floor is a single room, starting as a wide corridor to the east, narrowing in the centre and then opening up again into a reception/cafe area. There is a small second story for a small living space above the reception area. The building will be roughly 600 square meters.


 

 

 
 
 

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