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Appropriate passive design approaches for the various climatic regions in South Africa

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Dirk Conradi

01 January 2013

English

uKESA Librarian

Book chapter

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

South Africa

Previous chapters of The Green Building Handbook, Maximising the Sun (Conradie, 2011) and SA Climate Zones and Weather Files (Conradie, 2012), gave an introduction of the current South African climatic characteristics. This chapter explores appropriate passive design approaches for the various South African climatic regions in detail and provides some clear answers to designers as well as the expected climate change expressed in Köppen-Geiger categories.

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South Africa

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