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Passive and Low Energy Cooling in Buildings: MS1707

Prof Mat Santamouris
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 01:03:13
Mat Santamouris is Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales in Australia and holds the Anita Lawrence Chair at the university.
In this talk he steps through all the aspects of passive & low energy elements that can be used to develop and maintain the ‘thermal balance’ of buildings of all types and in all locations.
He examines and explains various technological developments that are now at the forefront of enabling both the solid and transparent components of a building’s façade to all contribute towards passive cooling.
This is a must do talk enabling a recalibration of the concepts and techniques available to provide thermal comfort with the lowest possible energy consumption.
At the completion of this course you will:
  • Understand the idea of ‘the thermal balance of buildings’.
  • Understand the ‘Framework of Passive Cooling’.
  • Appreciate the techniques and technologies to assist with Solar Protection & Control.
  • Appreciate the importance of Heat Protection of Opaque Elements of the buildings exterior.
  • Understand the technologies for Ventilative, Evaporative and Ground Cooling of buildings.
  • Appreciate the impact of Radiative Cooling on buildings
  • Reflect on the technological development of efficiencies in the cooling of buildings.

Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA



    Anita Lawrence Chair, UNSW

    Mat Santamouris is Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is also a professor at the University of Athens, Greece and visiting Professor at the Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University,  Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Director of the Laboratory of Building Energy Research, at the University of Athens. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece.

    Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings, Past Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and actual or past Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy, Journal of Buildings and Environment, Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Journal of Open Construction and Building Technology, Sustainable Cities and Society and of the Journal of Ventilation. Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by Earthscan Science Publishers in London.

    Editor and author of 14 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy and energy conservation in buildings published by Earthscan, Springer, etc. Guest editor of twelve special issues of various scientific journals. Scientific coordinator of many international research programs and author of almost 240 scientific papers published in peer reviewed international scientific journals. Reviewer of research projects in 15 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc. Expert in various International Research Institutions.

    Fields of research: Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design), Building Science and Techniques, Built Environment and Design