CFD investigation of the effect of building passive design strategy on energy efficiency and wind comfort in extreme weather conditions in Astana, Kazakhstan

Serik Tokbolat, Raikhan Tokpatayeva, Sarim Naji Al Zubaidy

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Abstract

There is a distinct lack of building design literature specific to the Central Asian region. This perhaps, could be one of reasons for the only slight improvement of new building designs and construction. One does observe the highly glazed buildings are a particularly popular feature here in Astana, as like anywhere else in the world. However, excessively glazed surfaces combined with the weather extremes leads to adverse internal conditions and skyrocketing energy bills. The work presented in this paper is a part of continuing efforts to identify analyze and promote the design of 'low energy, green and sustainable buildings with special reference to the Kazakhstan locality. In the present context, low energy buildings' refers to buildings inherently low energy consuming by careful passive design, utilizing intelligent building technologies to automate building services and minimize wastage of energy and by incorporation of renewable technologies for its energy supply. Demonstration of improved environmental conditions and impact on energy savings will be outlined through a cause study incorporating application of passive design approach and detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis for an existing building complex. The results indicated that there is a considerable influence of passive design and orientation on energy efficiency, wind comfort and safety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Development of Urban Infrastructure
Pages658-669
Number of pages12
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation, ICCET 2012 - Guilin, China
Duration: Oct 27 2012Oct 28 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
NumberPART 1
Volume253-255
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation, ICCET 2012
CountryChina
CityGuilin
Period10/27/1210/28/12

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Keywords

  • Building orientation
  • CFD
  • Energy efficiency
  • Low energy design
  • Wind comfort and safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Tokbolat, S., Tokpatayeva, R., & Zubaidy, S. N. A. (2013). CFD investigation of the effect of building passive design strategy on energy efficiency and wind comfort in extreme weather conditions in Astana, Kazakhstan. In Sustainable Development of Urban Infrastructure (PART 1 ed., pp. 658-669). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 253-255, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.253-255.658