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Ben Gurion University of the Negev (2010)

Assessing the thermal behaviour of straw bale and mud geodesic domes in the southern Arava : a hot arid zone case study

Golding, Jennifer Y.

Titre  : Assessing the thermal behaviour of straw bale and mud geodesic domes in the southern Arava : a hot arid zone case study

Auteur : Golding, Jennifer Y..

Université de soutenance : Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2010

Descriptif
This research work is an attempt to discover the possible savings in energy expenditure that can be achieved by the use of a particular experimental building system. The investigated structures are galvanised steel geodesic frames, covered with straw bales and coated with mud plaster. Their location is an extreme, hyper-arid desert in southern Israel where summers are now survived in air-conditioned interior spaces, representing very high electricity use. The connection between contemporary building use and the natural world is not immediately obvious. However the vast fossil fuel use in this industry (and others) indeed affects many aspects of global health as we keep discovering the interconnections in a holistic, global view. These adverse health effects are the motivations behind the will to minimise fossil-fuel energy use with relation to buildings

Mots clés : Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) — Climate ; Geodesic domes — Thermal properties ; Roofs — Cooling ; Roofs — Design and construction ; Straw bale houses ; Buildings — Environmental engineering — Arid regions

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