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Recommendations for the opaque envelope of residential buildings in Sao Carlos, SP

Grant number: 11/04552-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal Investigator:Karin Maria Soares Chvatal
Grantee:Tássia Helena Teixeira Marques
Home Institution: Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The main goal of research is to analyze the combined influence of thermal transmittance of opaque envelope (walls and roofs) and other parameters that affect the thermal performance of residential buildings for low-income population in Sao Carlos, SP. Next to thermal transmittance, the other parameters are the area of glazing, solar gain, natural ventilation and color of exterior surfaces, among others. It is intended to make comparative analysis of projects using computer simulation, analyzing the influence of the transmittance of the envelope and other parameters. Thus, there will be a comparison of thermal transmittance studied with the rules prescribed by the currents standards and regulations (NBR 15220, NBR 15575 and RTQ-R), analyzing the adequacy of the indication for this form of property in those documents, which are limited to values maximum. Thus, the aim is to improve the recommendations and requirements provided by the current standards and regulations (NBR 15220, NBR 15575 and RTQ-R).