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Assessment of passive design strategies in traditional houses of Sabzevar, Iran

Jafar Taheri (Architecture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Talie Tohidi Moghadam (Architecture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Sorayya Taheri (Architecture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Mohadeseh Kafiyan Safari (Architecture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Fereshteh Eslami (Architecture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)

Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2044-1266

Article publication date: 15 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to address Passive Design Strategies (PDSs) in the traditional houses of Sabzevar and to assess the adaptation level of these strategies to the climate of the region.

Design/methodology/approach

Identifying the Sabzevar climate, five samples of traditional houses have been chosen to be analyzed via two stages. In stage one, the efficiency of each strategy is weighted through qualitative analysis, and in stage two, the houses are simulated in EnergyPlus 9.3.0 to quantitatively evaluate their heating and cooling performances.

Findings

The obtained results from the energy performance analysis of the case studies indicate that the houses present diverse energy performances in different seasons. Those buildings with PDSs for both cold-arid and hot-arid climates, however, are more adaptable cases to the climate of the region.

Originality/value

The results of this study are expected to provide a basis of materials and methods for the climatic assessment of the traditional buildings, specifically traditional houses and will open new doors to future studies about the integration of these potential PDSs with the new technological developments and climate considerations as well as protecting the conservation policies of these buildings by means of optimizing and improving their energy performance and implementing effective retrofit scenarios.

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Acknowledgements

Funding: The authors disclosed receipt of the financial support provided by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran [Grant Number: 43755] for the research, authorship and publication of this article.

Citation

Taheri, J., Moghadam, T.T., Taheri, S., Safari, M.K. and Eslami, F. (2021), "Assessment of passive design strategies in traditional houses of Sabzevar, Iran", Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCHMSD-10-2020-0145

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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