The goal of this study was to suggest a low-density typologyfor commercial buildings to be applied in the cultural and climatic context of Athens, Greece, with minimal demand for conventional cooling. More specificallya typology of double enclosure was studied with self-contained structures sheltered within an outer shell. The research develops through studies of built examplesin Athens and analysis of the parameters affectingthermal comfort and adaptability. Dynamic thermal simulations were used to gain understanding of the energybehaviour of the double enclosure typology. The analysis conclusions were incorporated into an indicativedesign proposal, which was then assessed in terms of thermal and ventilation performance through computationalsimulations.
Double enclosure: application for a commercial building in Athens, Greece
28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference " Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century", Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007