EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing 17(12): e3

Research Article

Impact of window to walls ratios on thermal comfort and energy consumption in tropical zone

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.9-10-2017.153169,
        author={Fallou Sene and Mactar Faye and Vincent Sambou and Ababacar Thiam},
        title={Impact of window to walls ratios on thermal comfort and energy consumption in tropical zone},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing},
        volume={17},
        number={12},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CC},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={Window to Wall Ratios, Thermal comfort, energy lighting demand, Tropical zone},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2017.153169}
    }
    
  • Fallou Sene
    Mactar Faye
    Vincent Sambou
    Ababacar Thiam
    Year: 2017
    Impact of window to walls ratios on thermal comfort and energy consumption in tropical zone
    CC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2017.153169
Fallou Sene1, Mactar Faye2,*, Vincent Sambou1, Ababacar Thiam2
  • 1: Laboratoire d'Energétique Appliquée, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Dakar - Senegal
  • 2: Equipe de recherche Efficacité et Systèmes Energétiques, University Alioune Diop of Bambey, Bambey - Senegal; Laboratoire d'Energétique Appliquée, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Dakar - Senegal
*Contact email: mactar.faye@uadb.edu.sn

Abstract

This paper investigated the impact of Window to Wall Ratios (WWR) an the thermal comfort and energy lighting demand of a building in tropical zone. Simulations were carried out for a reference office proposed by Task 27 of IEA using three Window to Wall Ratios (WWR). Results were analyzed both in terms of operative temperature and energy lighting consumption. Simulations results showed that for increasing WWR, the operative temperature increases and energy lighting demand decreases.