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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(2): 132-136 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.464

Investigation of Usage of Passive Solar Energy in Salamis Road's Buildings, Famagusta

Abdolvahid Kahoorzadeh, Sahel Shahwarzi, Elnaz Farjami, and Sina Osivand
Abstract—Sustainable environment and energy systems around architecture world have become major issues of resent decades. This problem has led the architects to deal with solar energy more and more, it is clean and endless. When passive solar energy which is one sort of solar energy would be incorporated into a building, it brings the power of sun (clean energy) for those buildings. Besides, as much as the passive solar energy technologies progress, the quality of energy increases. Hence, it is an interconnection between human and environment.
Passive solar energy exploited through architectural design and different parts of buildings such as positioning windows to enter solar heat and help thermal space. This research tries to show lack of passive solar energy techniques by researching on a series of buildings and their potential parts on Salamis Road, Famagusta, North Cyprus. Finally, this study illustrates in which ways, these buildings can have thermal comfort space as a main objective.

Index Terms—Renewable energy, thermal comfort, passive solar energy elements, heating and cooling systems.

The authors are with the Architecture Department, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus via Mersin 10 Turkey (e-mail:


Cite:Abdolvahid Kahoorzadeh, Sahel Shahwarzi, Elnaz Farjami, and Sina Osivand, "Investigation of Usage of Passive Solar Energy in Salamis Road's Buildings, Famagusta," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 132-136, 2014.

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