Abstract—Houses in Egypt are often designed without sufficiently taking the climate into account. Factors such as the urban environment, site characteristics, orientation and architectural design of the building, choice of building materials, etc. are not emphasized. Consequently, buildings often have a poor indoor climate, which affects comfort, health and building efficiency. One reason why buildings are poorly adapted to the climate is lack of knowledge among architects, planners and engineers. This review focuses on two main areas of research. First, the housing problem in terms of thermal comfort, indoor environment problem. Second, present solutions, strategies and the future research. Moreover, this review found that the problem of achieving thermal comfort is not fully understood but there are new integrated strategies that can be developed which use low cost passive cooling strategies to reduce the heating loads. Besides, it is suggested to further study the optimization and the control strategy of such integrated system in Egypt.
Index Terms—Thermal comfort, natural ventilation, evaporating cooling.
Amr Sayed H. and Yoshino Hiroshi are with the Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University (e-mail: email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org).
M. Abdelsamei Eid and Magdy M. Radwan are with the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt.
Cite: Amr Sayed H., Yoshino Hiroshi, M. Abdelsamei Eid, and Magdy M. Radwan, "Indoor Natural Ventilation Using Evaporating Cooling Strategies in the Egyptian Housing: A Review and New Approach," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 229-233, 2012.