Identification and analysis of passive energy resources applied in constructions of ¿La Mancha¿ region, Spain.

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CONGRESO Identification and analysis of passive energy resources applied in constructions of ¿La Mancha¿ region, Spain.

Abstract

The high thermal gradient, which is characteristic of the climatology of La Mancha (interior region of Spain) has historically required high standard building performances for all permanent construction efforts. This document springs from the sources gathered from the analysis of 10 vernacular dwelling structures located in the region, buildings whose constructive characteristics have not evidently changed in the last century and whose fundamental function is residential. Within this framework, authors have proceeded to identify some constituent components and parameters of these dwelling structures, like their storage chambers, the thickness of their walls, the quantity and dimensions of their openings, their distribution and their surface to volume ratio. Of the energy analysis conducted, authors conclude that the constructive characteristics analyzed are not only folkloric singularities but also the efficient reply to the energy criteria imposed for the time and place.