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Analysis of thermal performance and the use of daylight in commercial warehouses in Bauru, Brazil

Grant number: 08/11154-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2009
Effective date (End): January 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal Investigator:João Roberto Gomes de Faria
Grantee:Aline Regina de Godoy
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The objective of this research is to check the influence of architectural solutions in thermal performance and in the use of daylight in commercial buildings constructed in recent years in the southern city of Bauru, Brazil. Those buildings were constructed from 2000, and their main features are the large free space, occupying almost the entire lot, the predominant use of metallic roof with thermal isolation, the double ceiling height and the facade with a large fraction glazed; are built mainly for rent in the areas of expansion of trade in the city. The method for this research will be the computer simulation of a set of buildings with the characteristics mentioned above. The program to be used will be the Ecotect because of its ease of use. (AU)