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The Carbon Neutral Design Project:
Carbon Neutral Teaching: Curriculum Materials Development
Edna Shaviv and Abraham Yezioro
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Combined “Solar Architecture” studio and theory courses - fourth year undergraduate elective distribution

Passive Heating & Cooling

Passive Heating and Cooling

Design Performance Objective

Systems Analysis/Scheme

This project is located in an inclined site. The main building structure bridges between the upper and the lower part of the site by creating an internal covered atrium street, running from west to east. In such a way, the long façades are North-South oriented. The building is based on two wings (north and south), that contain the residential units. Between them, and under the atrium, the public spaces at different levels. The separation of the two wings and the additional open public floor in the middle of the southern wing enabled the winter sun to rich the north wing units. By using the heat accumulated in the public sunspace the project takes advantage of the solar heating in winter.

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Combined “Solar Architecture” studio and theory courses - fourth year undergraduate elective distribution

Passive Heating & Cooling


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Passive Heating and Cooling

Systems Analysis/Scheme
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The public sunspace used in the summer as a wind chimney by opening the top windows and shading the roof. This shading is done using Israeli technology - Dan Pal. This product offers an active solution of control at the amount of light and radiation that penetrate the building. That control is possible by the spatial structure of the roof plate. This plate contains small adjustable shutters that can turn radially and control the radiation. In that way the cool northern breeze can enter the building and cool it in the hot-humid Mediterranean summer.


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