Passive strategies to improve summer comfort in the renovation of a free-standing residential building: evaluation of horizontal and vertical louver systems

Abel Tablada De La Torre, Jan Carmeliet & Abel Tablada De La Torre
Re-use and renovation of buildings are core strategies towards a rational environmental policy. It preserves not only the city memory and cultural values but also diminish the use of non-removable natural resources and save energy. However, many after-war modern buildings in Europe have poor climatic design which can leads both to uncomfortable indoor conditions during hot summers and to a high energy consumption by cooling. This study focuses on the simulation, evaluation and improvement of...
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