This presentation projects the potential of mass interwovenwith other aspects of Bioclimatic Design, with the objective of energy conservation and utilization of renewable energy resources for indoor comfort.The variable of mass and its effect on other variables and parameters in building simulations are outlined and discussed. The results are computer calculations of building simulations carried out by computer program SERIRES (Ref 1 220.127.116.11 The Simulation models).The effect of the most important parameters of the variableof mass, on the thermal response of the building is assessed during both heating and cooling modes. The performance of the parameters analysed, their efficiencyis compared with each other and their effectiveness is expressed in the constructional aspects for buildings.Furthermore the adoption of the effectiveness of mass increaseis presented in application of the bioclimatic designs for the Student Housing of New University of Cyprus, for which the presenter is the bioclimatic design consultant.The presentation is extensively illustrated with slides.
Bioclimatic design for cooling in mediterranean buildings. The effectiveness of mass increase
28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference " Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century", Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007