which is a typical residential building in the South MediterraneanSea. The house type is also representative for second home. It is a two-storey house that is assumed to be located in Rome.The objective of the research is to compare indoor comfortconditions of two kitchens (in which internal gains are defined taking into account a traditional use of the kitchen in Southern Italy) with different window configurations,natural ventilation and solar shading strategiesto avoid overheating in summer.Both rooms have the same floor area and the same total window area. One kitchen has a facade window with shutter; the other kitchen has a facade window and two roof windows including shutters.The aim of the research is to ascertain the differences in indoor comfort, temperature, air flow and solar distributionfor two window/shutter control regimes, in four main orientations and with different roof constructions.The simulation tool ESP-r from the University of Strathclydehas been used in the report and the ESP-r model has been verified by theUniversity. This research project has been sponsored by VELUX A/S.
The impact of different window configurations, natural ventilation and solar shadingstrategies on the indoor comfort level in simple rooms, in Mediterranean area.
28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference " Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century", Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007