Improving thermal performance of traditional cabins in the high-altitude Peruvian Andean Region

Cecilia Jimenez, Martin Wieser, Susana Biondi

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Communities in the high-altitude region of the Peruvian Southern Andean Mountains are located over 4200 meters above sea level. Communities organize in isolated cabins dispersed in an extensive area surrounding the community center. The harsh natural environment and poor living conditions affect people's health and increase child mortality, especially in winter. Daytime solar radiation is of high intensity. At night exterior temperatures are-10 C, while indoor temperatures of cabins barely reach 0 C. This research sought to improve the thermal performance of these cabins with passive design strategies and local resources. The methodology included: a) collection of weather data versus indoor thermal performance, availability of local resources and understanding domestic organization patterns; b) definition of comfort temperature range and analysis of local materials; c) technology transfer by involving the population in the construction of a prototype. Simple passive strategies of air tightness and solar gain with local available materials (adobe for walls, totora reed (Schoenoplectus tatora) and sheep wool for insulation, and stone and wood to waterproof the floor) improved night thermal performance in these isolated areas. Although local people are starting to implement these techniques in their own cabins, this is just the starting point towards appropriate thermal comfort.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaProceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaDesign to Thrive, PLEA 2017
EditoresLuisa Brotas, Sue Roaf, Fergus Nicol
EditorialNCEUB 2017 - Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings
Páginas4101-4108
Número de páginas8
ISBN (versión digital)9780992895754
EstadoPublicada - 2017
Evento33rd International on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017 - Edinburgh, Reino Unido
Duración: 2 jul. 20175 jul. 2017

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NombreProceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017
Volumen3

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Conferencia33rd International on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017
País/TerritorioReino Unido
CiudadEdinburgh
Período2/07/175/07/17

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