Thermal Performances of Traditional Houses in Dry Hot Arid Climate and the Effect of Natural Ventilation on Thermal Comfort: A Case Study in Damascus

  title={Thermal Performances of Traditional Houses in Dry Hot Arid Climate and the Effect of Natural Ventilation on Thermal Comfort: A Case Study in Damascus},
  author={Kindah Mousli and Giovanni Semprini},
  journal={Energy Procedia},
Abstract Traditional houses in hot arid climate of Mediterranean area consist of rooms around one or more courtyards giving a general good comfort conditions especially in hot summer periods. This paper aims to contribution to evaluate the influence of thermal performance of building structures and natural ventilation (cross ventilation, single side ventilation) on the indoor thermal comfort for traditional houses and courtyard located in Damascus old city. The paper shows results of several… Expand
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