Thermal performance in building without shading devices
Journal of Applied Sciences
Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Most of the buildings in Ile-Ife were not designed with shading devices to shield the building interior from direct solar radiation. In order to see how effective is shading device an investigation was carried out on buildings with one side shaded and the other exposed to solar radiation between the times of 12.00-3.00 pm. Seventy percent of the occupants felt hot and uncomfortable due to solar heat gain from the window without shading devices. © 2006 Asian Network for Scientific Information.
Building interiors; Direct solar radiation; Exposed to; Heat gains; In-buildings; Shading devices; Solar heat gains; Thermal Performance; Solar radiation; Sun; Thermal comfort; Buildings