KSA had the largest international research presence at the 31st Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference in Bologna, Italy on 9-11 September 2015. Attended by over 300 delegates from all over the world, six researchers from KSA’s Centre for Architecture and the Sustainable Environment (CASE) delivered research papers on a range of topics:
An investigation into thermal comfort in residential buildings in the hot humid climate of Sub-Saharan Africa: a field study in Abuja-Nigeria.
Pines Calyx earth tube performance.
Comparing the solar performance of urban forms in London.
Thermal perception of pedestrians moving in interconnected urban spaces: adaptive thermal comfort in irregular spatial sequences in Rome and London.
The glazing of balconies as a retrofitting solution for reducing the heating load of the adjacent room in Athens. [Recently joined CASE from the Architectural Association, London]
The performance of natural ventilation in a dance studio – lessons from tracer gas measurements and control integration.
For more information, please see:
PLEA 2015 conference: www.plea2015.it