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Climate and design
The basic data for climatic design
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absolute humidity achieve comfort air movement altitude average daily maximum building form Building Research Establishment ceiling chapter cloud cover comfort range composite climates concrete condensation construction cooler daily minimum desert climate direct dwellings equator evaporative cooling external air temperature external walls fans figure floor heat capacity heat flow heat gain factor heat loss horizontal hot dry climates increase indicates insulation intensity of solar internal air internal surface temperature internal temperature latitudes layer light levels lower materials mean daily metres minimum temperature moisture month night nomogram path diagram proportion rainfall rate of heat relative humidity rooms shading devices shadow angle slopes sol-air temperature solar heat gain solar radiation stack effect surface condensation tempera temperature range thermal capacity thermal comfort thermal properties thickness tion Tropical ture vapour pressure variation vertical volumetric heat capacity warm humid climates wind speed window winter