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Type: Conference paper
Title: Thermal comfort of global model Earthship in various European climates
Author: Freney, M.
Soebarto, V.
Williamson, T.
Citation: Proceedings of BS2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambéry, France, August 26-28, 2013: pp.1625-1632
Publisher: The International Building Performance Simulation Association
Publisher Place: Online
Issue Date: 2013
Conference Name: International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference (13th : 2013 : Chambery, France)
Editor: Wurtz, E.
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Martin Freney, Veronica Soebarto, and Terry Williamson
Abstract: This paper explores the thermal performance of the Global Earthship design. Earthship is an autonomous earth-sheltered home utilising passive solar principles. Hourly monitoring data of the indoor temperature in such a building in Taos, New Mexico, were used to calibrate a simulation model of the building. Using the calibrated model, the performance of this design is investigated in other locations: Paris, Albacete, Seville, Valladolid, and London. The results show that the Global Earthship is able to provide thermal comfort without heating and cooling provided there is adequate solar irradiance but where overcast conditions prevail, a small amount of backup heating is necessary. The study also finds that the ground temperature has a large influence on indoor air temperature and indicates the need for further research in simulating Earthship designs.
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