Effect of cross-ventilation in environmentally symbiotic house with double-deck engawa

Yasunobu Watanuki, Takashi Akimoto, Fumio Kimura, Ikuo Akutagawa

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In Japan, it pays attention to a traditional lifestyle that harmonized with nature. A residence using natural energy is one of the effective measures against the global warming issues. Therefore, the proposal of a sustainable design of house and the lifestyle becomes more important to reduce the negative environmental impact. Measurements were conducted in an environmentally symbiotic house with double-deck engawa, the sustainable design laboratory that had adopted a passive technique. In this paper, measurement of natural ventilation effect in summer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-612
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Cooling load
  • Crossventilation
  • Energy conservation
  • Environmentally symbiotic house
  • Thermal comfort
  • Thermal-difference ventilation
  • Windforce ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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