Natural ventilation design for houses in Thailand

Chalermwat Tantasavasdi, Jelena Srebric, Qingyan Chen

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This paper explores the potential of using natural ventilation as a passive cooling system for new house designs in Thailand. The characteristics of past and present Thai houses are analyzed in terms of climate, culture, and technology. Based on the thermal comfort requirements for the Thai people and the climate conditions in Bangkok, the study found that it is possible to use natural ventilation to create a thermally comfortable indoor environment in houses in a Bangkok suburb during 20% of the year. This study also develops comprehensive design guidelines for natural ventilation at both the site planning and individual house levels by using computational fluid dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-824
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001


  • Air velocity
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • House
  • Natural ventilation
  • Thailand
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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