Passive Solar Design in Schools for the Protection of the Environment Greece: A Case Study

Agisilaos Economou
National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110573726

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:8, s. 3726-3732

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The survey focuses on the passive solar schools units that have been built to date in Greece. It investigates on the one hand the bioclimatic principles applied to several school units with regard both to the building shell and the layout of the schoolyard area; and on the other hand the energy saving schemes that have been introduced to reduce energy consumption. This investigation is followed by a comparison with conventional schools in order to assess the economic and environmental benefits that the implementation of passive solar design bring to Greek schools.

The present survey relies on statistical data collected from passive solar design and conventional school buildings taking into account; among others; energy consumption; school building plots and implemented bioclimatic principles. Furthermore; in order to collect information about various issues and the cost of these new school units; the survey relies on personal interviews with staff members of the School Building Organization which is responsible for the construction of these schools.

The survey has shown that passive solar design used in the building of schools in conjunction with the installation of electronic control equipment to reduce consumption and the use of renewable energy; achieves a larger degree of environmental protection.


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