Ventilation Benefits when Using Radiative Cooling Material in High Ambient Temperature Countries

Cooling in high ambient temperature (HAT) countries is a major energy consumer. In Kuwait, 70% of the electricity generated is consumed on cooling residential and commercial buildings. Because of the extreme temperatures in the summer, which can reach 50℃, outdoor fresh air vents are closed because AC units are incapable of cooling air at such elevated temperatures. Consequently, this has significantly reduced indoor air quality (IAQ) in residential and commercial buildings for indoor occupants.

A low- energy innovative system for space cooling

A lightweight aluminium nocturnal radiator, painted with an appropriate paint, was established on the roof of the Department of Environmental & Natural Resources Management in Agrinio, in Western Greece. The dynamic thermal performance of the system during summer months was calculated using an accurate mathematical model, based on the heat transferred from the air circulating inside the radiator to the ambient air. Furthermore, an extensive validation process was carried out.